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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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    MECLEP Project: first study visit to Haiti

    The first Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) project study visit in Haiti, was conducted in mid-September 2014 by Andrea Milan from the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Susanne Melde from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). |Read more

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    World Risk Report 2014

    The 2014 World Risk Report (WRR 2014) published by UNU-EHS and the Alliance Development Works/Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft (BEH) systematically considers a country’s vulnerability, and its exposure to natural hazards to determine a ranking of countries around the world based on their disaster risk. |Read more

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    Accepting final applications!:UNU-EHS and UPEACE online course on climate change and the law

    A few spots are still available for the UNU-EHS and UPEACE new certificate online training course on the topic of “Climate Change, International Law and Human Security”. This six week online course will be co-taught by experts from both institutions and will take place from October 6 to November 14, 2014. |Read more

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    UNU at Climate Summit 2014

    23 September 2014, New York City – As part of the Climate Summit 2014 hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations University (UNU) hosted a thematic session on “The Economic case for Climate Action”. The session featured leaders and world renowned experts from China, India, Mexico, and the U.S. |Read more

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    UNU supporting UN Climate Summit 2014

    UNU is delighted to be supporting the Climate Summit 2014 hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 September in New York. UNU will be hosting a thematic session on the “Economic Case for Climate Action” with global leaders and world renowned experts from China, India, Mexico, and the United States. |Read more

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