Research Topics

Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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Engaging Youth in Green Jobs at Scale for a Just Transition

JOHOR, MALAYSIA: This session at the Asia-Pacific Climate Week aims to build the capacity of youth to lead a just transition.

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From Reaction to Socio-Ecological Resilience: Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Nexus for Climate Adaptation

DUBAI & ONLINE: This session at the COP28 Resilience Hub will explore practical measures such finance mechanisms & grassroots nature-based solutions.

News 13 Nov 2023

Event in Kanazawa Discusses Local Action for Global Progress on the SDGs

Public session shared SDGs initiatives from Japan, Kenya and USA.

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Pathways towards Enhanced Capacity to Implement the Paris Agreement — Regional Leaders Dialogue

DUBAI: This COP28 side event at Japan Pavilion will discuss strategies to increase institutional capacity and partnerships for carbon-neutrality.

News 13 Nov 2023

UNU Macau is hosting 'Empower Tech Macau' Workshop to promote digital inclusivity

The Workshop, aimed at addressing the gender digital divide, is organised in partnership with EQUALS-EU.

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ASEAN Ambassadors’ Panel Discussion: The Future of South-East Asia as an Epicentre of Growth

MAASTRICHT and ONLINE: On 15 November, UNU-MERIT will co-organize this event to explore the pivotal role of ASEAN diplomacy.

Brief 10 Nov 2023

Elevating the Environment in the Multilateral System

Enabling the UN to play a more meaningful role in a global transition towards a more sustainable relationship with nature.

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"Stories Without Borders": A Migrant Storytelling Workshop

ONLINE: On 30 November 2023, UNU-MERIT will host a storytelling workshop led by Martina Lucic and Joy Ehikioya.

Article 10 Nov 2023

Libya Flood Reveals Disaster Prevention Deficit in Fragile States

Rigorous research and advocacy are vital in the development of comprehensive multi-risk approaches to disaster risk management in fragile settings.

Blog Post 10 Nov 2023

US Executive Order on AI: Takeaways for Global AI Governance

What does the Executive Order reveal about the US approach to AI global governance and what impacts can we expect from its implementation?