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The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.


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    EVENT: World water day 2015 lecture

    Join UNU-EHS at the next Water Lecture on the topic “Water and Sustainable Development: Positioning Water and Capacity Development in the Sustainable Development Goals” which will take place at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn on 19 March 2015, from 17:00 to 18:30 hours. |Read more

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    UNU-EHS at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will take place in Sendai, Japan from the 14-18 March. The conference is expected to culminate in the adoption of a new global framework, which will mark a milestone in disaster risk reduction over the next decade. |Read more

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    Call for Applications: UNU-EHS and UPEACE online course on Climate Change, International Law and Human Security

    The University for Peace (UPEACE) and UNU-EHS are pleased to invite applications for a new certificate online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six weeks online course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from April 8th to May 19th, 2015. |Read more

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    Press Release: Global change – DLR and the United Nations University agree on closer cooperation

    The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the United Nations University (UNU) have agreed to continue to strengthen their cooperation |Read more

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    Call for Applications: UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course 2015

    UNU-EHS invites young scientists and practitioners to apply for the 2015 Intensive Summer Course (1-12 June 2015).  This course focuses on the role of vulnerability with regard to planning for/during, mitigating against, and adapting to natural hazards. |Read more

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    Call for applications: DAAD alumni seminar - 11 years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004

    The Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) and UNU-EHS are calling for applications  for the 2015 DAAD Alumni Seminar. The topic of this year’s seminar will be: “11 years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 – Lessons of Disaster Recovery, Rehabilitation and Resilience” . |Read more

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    Announcement: UNU Scientist Cosmin Corendea appointed lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) by the University of Bonn

    UNU Scientist Dr. Cosmin Corendea has recently been appointed Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) by the University of Bonn.  In his capacity as Lehrbeauftragter, Dr. Corendea will be teaching a course on “Climate Change and International Law” during the Summer Semester of the School of Law, University of Bonn. This course is jointly organized by UNU-EHS and University of Bonn Institute of International Law, and draws on research expertise from both organizations on this topic.       |Read more

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    Knowledge Management for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Against the background of the upcoming UN Third World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, UNU-EHS hosted a workshop on decision making and knowledge management in disaster risk reduction (DRR). |Read more

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    Urbanization: Driver of Risk - or Opportunities for Resilience?

    As Governments and UN bodies prepare for the World-Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction and for the Sustainable Development Goals, UNU-EHS and its partners presented the WorldRiskReport on Thursday this week in New York. |Read more

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    Admissions Open: UNU & GIUB open applications for Joint Masters programme

    The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn (GIUB) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the International Joint MSc Programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security”. |Read more

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