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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14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

Co-organised by UNU-EGOV, this in-person conference will focus on the theme Smart Digital Governance for Global Sustainability.


Press Release

Dr Sawako Shirahase Appointed as Senior Vice-Rector of the United Nations University

Dr Sawako Shirahase will join the United Nations University as its next UNU Senior Vice-Rector, effective 1 October 2021.

14 Sep 2021


Joint Master's Degree Programme Celebrates Graduation

The UNU master's (MSc) degree programme Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security recently celebrated the graduation of 25 students.

21 Jul 2021


Call for Papers: ‘The Soil-Water-Atmosphere Nexus’ Thematic Issue in "Environmental Earth Sciences"

UNU-FLORES is inviting manuscripts for a special thematic issue of Springer’s "Environmental Earth Sciences".

01 Jul 2021


UNU at HLPF 2021

UNU-IAS will showcase some of UNU’s latest research and participate in a variety of sessions on sustainable development at HLPF 2021.

29 Jun 2021