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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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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Project 15 Sep 2023

Peacebuilding and Authoritarianism: The Unintended Consequences of UN Engagement in Post-Conflict Settings

Developing a usable framework to ensure peacebuilding support is not distorted or co-opted.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Governing Uncertainty

Surveying major trends that will shape the future of global governance over the next 30 years.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Volunteer Security Outfits in North East Nigeria

Presenting evidence on conflict transitions and related programming for policymakers and practitioners.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Beyond Opportunism: The UN Development System's Response to the Triple Planetary Crisis

Capturing best practices and the constraints experienced by Resident Coordinators in relation to the Triple Planetary Crisis.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Protecting Together

Identifying challenges confronting human rights and military components in volatile settings.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Vigilante Groups and Militias in Southern Nigeria

Analyzing the landscape of anti-crime militias and vigilante forces in Nigeria's South over the past 20 years.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Database of Global Forest Governance Arrangements

Mapping global and regional governance arrangements on forests and other ecosystems relevant to biodiversity and climate change.

Project 15 Sep 2023

Inclusion and Gender Sensitivity for Effective Peace Mediation

This project showed that women’s inclusion and gender sensitivity in peace mediation are inseparable but not interchangeable.

Project 14 Sep 2023

Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC)

This project aims to promote collaboration and partnerships to encourage solutions to environmental problems on a regional and global scale.

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UNU Generative AI Series | Why Generative Methods Are Still Missing Something to Become Responsible (AI)

Prof. Fernando Buarque is the guest speaker of this second session of the UNU Generative AI Series.