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

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Article 01 Dec 2023

Development Aid Cuts Will Hit Fragile Countries Hard, Could Fuel Violent Conflict

In countries that rely heavily on foreign assistance, development funding should be allocated to correspond more closely with peacebuilding.

Blog Post 01 Dec 2023

Climate Financing and Peacebuilding Go Hand in Hand

Projects in conflict-affected and fragile spaces, while difficult, is certainly possible—and could be the surest investment for peacebuilding.

Report 01 Dec 2023

Including Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessments

Enhancing money laundering and terrorist financing inclusion in National Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessments (NRAs).

Report 01 Dec 2023

Detecting Financial Flows of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: A Guide to Automated Transaction Monitoring

Mobilizing the financial sector to enhance detection of modern slavery.

Brief 01 Dec 2023

Establishing an Agile Response Process to Crisis and Conflict-related Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Risks

Risk identification and mitigation measures for financial institutions to address modern slavery.

Brief 01 Dec 2023

Strengthening Financial Inclusion to Protect Against Modern Slavery: Applying Lessons to Bank Forcibly Displaced Persons/Refugees

Practical insights from the financial sector in addressing the financial inclusion needs of persons forcibly displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

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 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.

BIG IDEAS Series -

UN Women in East and Southern Africa

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

Article 30 Nov 2023

The Perils of Acting Too Slowly in Embracing Artificial Intelligence

To harness AI for social transformation, South Africa must invest in education, promote inclusivity and develop robust ethical frameworks.