Social equality and economic prosperity depend on investments in infrastructure. But even basic services such as electricity, sanitation, and water remain out of reach for billions of people, creating barriers to the industrial and technological progress that drives developing country success. Building sustainable resource value chains will require the freedom to innovate that only robust infrastructure can provide.

UNU's work in cities is helping to ensure that rapid urban expansion can mitigate risks from climate change, and provide safe housing and a secure network of services for all.

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High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism

Concrete and practical recommendations for strengthening global governance

24 Jul 2023


A Breakthrough for People and Planet

Building Momentum for the Summit of the Future and Beyond.

24 Jul 2023


ICEGOV 2023 – 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

BELO HORIZONTE: The 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2023) will be hosted in Brazil.


Media Coverage

Japan Times Article Features UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Disaster-Reduction Culture

The article discussed the contributions of scientists in Japan to disaster resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

31 Jan 2023

Media Coverage

UNU-IAS Expert Featured in Japan Times Article on Disaster Preparedness

The Japan Times published an article on disaster reduction research conducted in Japan and the Pacific.

24 Jan 2023


SDGs Café Event Promotes Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

The event focused on disaster risks in Kanazawa city, Japan and disaster risk management that considers the needs of people from different backgrounds

28 Sep 2022