Sustainable development depends on a framework of stable, competent, and just institutions that can create sound policies, which serve populations effectively and equally.

UNU research supports the development of institutional and government capacity through technical cooperation, research co-creation, and by building national and international communities of practice in the global South. UNU serves as a convener of collaboration, bringing together educators, government officials, policymakers and civil society to help ensure institutions better understand the issues facing the communities they represent.

In post-conflict settings, UNU experts are illuminating how to overcome the institutional dynamics that develop during violent conflicts, so that state-building and economic development trajectories can be realigned to peace and prosperity.

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Recommendations on Strengthening Follow-up & Review for the SDGs

A new UNU-IAS policy brief discusses how governments can improve their follow-up and review (FUR) for the SDGs.

25 Oct 2022


From Promises to Practice: Towards the Effective Implementation of the Global Compact on Migration

This hybrid event was the first in a series of migration policy roundtables related to the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration.



ICEGOV 2022 – 15th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

On 4–7 October 2022, UNU-EGOV will co-organize ICEGOV 2022.



2022 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

UNU-EGOV and the University of Minho will co-organise the 2022 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, ICEGOV 2022.


Media Coverage

The Japan Times Features Interview with UNU-IAS Expert on Policymaking for the SDGs

Mahesti Okitasari discussed her work on assessing policy processes to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

26 Sep 2022


Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development: Two Oxymora, One Challenge?

Rostam J. Neuwirth explores opportunities and ethical concerns provided by AI.



“Policymaking to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals”— Japan Times Roundtable

UNU-IAS expert will be interviewed at Japan Times Roundtable and discuss the policymaking in sustainability.



Monash University and UNU Macau Sign MOU to Advance Critical Technologies

The MOU will focus on cooperation and collaboration in research, and multi-stakeholder consultations and participation in Southeast Asia.

06 Sep 2022

Blog Post

Collective Intelligence within the United Nations: Foundations

The UN Charter recognises it is only through coordinated and harmonised international cooperation that solutions to some challenges can be achieved.

29 Aug 2022