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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Project 08 Apr 2016

Policy Monitoring on Digital Technology for Inclusive Education

Enhance lifelong learning for the disabled in Uganda through ICT, aligning with UN's 2030 goals and UNESCO policies, focusing on digital education inclusivity.

Project 25 Mar 2016

Designing Better Accountability Mechanisms for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Two primary pathways for developing accountability mechanisms to influence SDG implementation.

Blog Post 03 Mar 2016

Ours Is Not a Caravan of Despair: The World Humanitarian Summit and Beyond

The global humanitarian system is cracking under a fundamental flaw. How can the World Humanitarian Summit help to address the problem?

Blog Post 18 Feb 2016

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter: Why a Better Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review Is Essential for Agenda 2030

How can the UN's Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review be used to help the organization better deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Blog Post 11 Feb 2016

Episode IV: A New Hope? Reforming the United Nations for Agenda 2030

Now that the SDGs and other UN reform processes have been completed, how can the UN be reformed to better fulfill its function?

Media Coverage 10 Feb 2016

Visualizing Urban Fragility

Mass global urbanization is creating opportunities and risks. In this context, what are fragile cities and where are they located?

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Transforming Japan & the World

On 15 January 2016, UNU-IAS and Keio University will organize a symposium on the 2030 Agenda.

Project 11 Jan 2016

Time To Follow Through on India and Japan’s Promises

The drivers and the potential of a strong India-Japan partnership in the fields of economics, energy security and climate change, defence and security, and global governance.

Blog Post 08 Dec 2015

Climate Change and the City

Cities in developing countries are key actors that should be taken into account as negotiations around how the UN Climate Change Conference unfold.

Media Coverage 30 Nov 2015

The Rise and Influence of the Foreign Policy Think Tank

What is the role of think tanks in international affairs and how do they influence foreign policy?