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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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Pastures for the Future in Kyrgyzstan

As part of the PALM project, targeted communities in the Alai mountains in Kyrgyzstan and in the Pamir mountains in Tajikistan are developing their own land use plans and implementing specific micro-projects incorporating sustainable land management.

For further information, please visit the PALM project website.