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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AI & Global Governance: A New Charter of Rights for the Global AI Revolution

AI’s growing role in our personal decision-making and identity raises a series of related ethical questions.

15 Oct 2018


Impact Assessment of the Tunisian Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Urban Development Program 'PRIQH 2'

This project will provide a socio-economic analysis of the impact of the PRIQH 2 project, which aims to improve the living conditions of urban poor.

09 Jan 2019


Low-carbon society: an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability LOCOMOTION

This project aims to design a new set of Integrated Assessment Models to assess different sustainability policy options towards a low-carbon society.

10 Jul 2019


Understanding the urban space for better governance: use of nontraditional data for real time disaggregated decision making

This project aims to harness non-traditional datasets and computational knowledge to formulate methods to aid the achievement of the SDGs.

13 Jul 2020


Emergency preparedness planning for water supply and sanitation in health care facilities - organisational and technical solution strategies to increase resilience (NOWATER)

This project aims to deepen understanding of the factors that promote or hinder the continued operation of health and care facilities during crises.

18 May 2020


Increasing resilience to water and climate-related risks

This project aims to deepen understanding of climate- and water-related risks of various regions, and suggest risk- mitigation measures.

05 Aug 2020


Promoting unconventional water resources and technologies for water-scarce areas

This project builds on a previous project, “Unconventional Water Resources”, to deepen and promote understanding of unconventional water resources.

04 Aug 2020


Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing (EU-Japan.AI)

The project aims to establish and support long-term cooperation and knowledge exchange between EU and Japan for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing

09 Mar 2021


Analysis and Evaluation of the Sustainability and Resilience of Reinforcement Measures with Novel Mineral-bonded Composites

The project entails the analysis and assessment of the sustainability and resilience of new composites and reinforcing systems

06 Jul 2020


Transformative Urban Coalitions: Catalysing Urban Partnerships to Drive Systemic Transformation Towards Sustainability (TUC)

This project aims to shift the mindsets of urban citizens and leaders to build new urban coalitions towards socially inclusive zero-carbon cities.

17 Nov 2019


Digital Goverment Assessment Programme, Saudi Arabia.

The project goal is to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia improve the online presence and user-friendliness of key government entities

21 Oct 2021


Barriers to Sustainable Infrastructure: the Case of Chile (SI-Chile)

This project will build a structured identification of the hurdles obstructing sustainable infrastructure.

09 Nov 2021