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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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    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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    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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    Third Resilience Academy: Call for Applications

    In the most vulnerable regions of our planet, the impact of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and cyclones threaten lives and livelihoods. The most affected regions include large deltas, small islands and exposed coastal regions as well as arid and semiarid lands, and areas affected by glacier and permafrost melt. People on the frontlines of climate change face severe risks from extreme weather and slow onset processes, including coastal inundation, catastrophic floods, and extended drought conditions.  The Resilience Academy will provide a platform for connecting communities of expertise (early phase practitioners, academics and policy analysts), examining livelihood resilience in the face of extreme weather events and slow-onset environmental changes. |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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