Research Topics

Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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The University shall devote its work to research into the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations and its agencies.
Charter of the United Nations University

People — topics on improving lives of people everywhere

Planet — topics on preserving and improving our environment and natural resources

Peace and partnerships — topics on fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies

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Report 01 Dec 2023

Financial Needs and Vulnerability to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in Haiti

Ethically integrating local financial solutions into broader efforts to prevent exploitation in Haiti.

Project 01 Dec 2023

UN Transitions: Improving Security Council Practice in Mission Settings

The Security Council's historical evolution in overseeing UN transitions.

Project 01 Dec 2023

The United States' Current and Future Relationship With the United Nations

US policy towards the UN under the Trump administration and effective, multilateral approaches to the UN's engagement with the US.

Project 01 Dec 2023

Due Process in UN Targeted Sanctions

The potential to advance the UN Security Council's use of sanctions to achieve its strategic objectives.

Project 01 Dec 2023

Hybrid Conflict, Hybrid Peace: How Militias and Paramilitary Groups Shape Post-Conflict Transitions

The role of PGMs in conflict and post-conflict settings and how PGMs might help or hurt prospects for sustainable peacebuilding.

Project 01 Dec 2023

The G2 at the UN: The United States and the People's Republic of China at the United Nations

US and Chinese policy and diplomacy towards the UN – and each other – in New York.

Project 01 Dec 2023

UN Sanctions and Mediation 2.0: Moving From Evidence To Impact

Building on SMP 1.0 to influence policy and practice and bridge the gap between the sanctions and mediation communities.

Project 01 Dec 2023

When Dictators Fall: Preventing Violent Conflict During Transitions From Authoritarian Rule

The contrasting ways countries transition out of authoritarian rule and how the UN can influence pathways away from violence.

Project 01 Dec 2023

Back From the Brink: UN Preventive Diplomacy in West and Central Africa

The UN’s contribution to reducing the risk of conflict-related violence in The Gambia and Gabon.

BIG IDEAS Series -

UN Women in East and Southern Africa

ONLINE & TOKYO: On 14 December, UNU will host a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Maxime Houinato, UN Women Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.