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United Nations University (UNU)

What is UNU ?

UNU Rector
David M. Malone

For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), generating policy-relevant research to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies, leading universities, and research institutions across the globe.

Message from UNU

UNU recognizes Japan’s contributions to, and support for, the UN as crucial for achieving peace, security and sustainable development. While Japan’s financial support is important, Japan’s role as a peaceful country promoting global human security and welfare is even more important. Japan is leading by example.

Japan plays a unique and vital role in promoting peace, human security and sustainable development through various political, diplomatic and financial practices. The country also contributes to these efforts by hosting and actively supporting the UNU.

In its role as a UN think tank, UNU provides evidence-based policy advice to the UN system and to UN Member States. To better achieve this objective, the UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) based in Tokyo, builds strong relationships with leading decision makers particularly in the areas of peace, international security and global development.

UNU’s research, teaching, and knowledge-sharing activities continue to build on Japan’s academic and scientific profile. UNU’s postgraduate degree programmes in Japan are designed to train the next generation of world leaders. The time these future leaders spend in Japan provides them with an understanding of Japanese culture, promoting mutual understanding and strengthening global appreciation of Japan’s role as a major UN supporter.

Contact

United Nations University (UNU)

5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8925, Japan
Tel:03-5467-1212 / Fax:03-3499-2828
http://www.unu.edu