United Nations University (1973; Tokyo; 616 staff; www.unu.edu)
Is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation. It collaborates with “leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States” to tackle the SDGs and solve “pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare through collaborative research and education.” UNU also “contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries” through its postgraduate teaching activities.
- Publishes collections, articles, an e-newsletter, and annual reports.
- Building resilience against biological hazards and pandemics: COVID-19 and its implications for the Sendai Framework (April 2020, 7p): calls for “more utilisation of the health-emergency disaster risk management framework to complement current responses to COVID-19 and the patent risk of similar phenomena in the future.”
- Peace as a Strategy for Planning Water Secure Futures (April 2020, 16p): “calls for providing water users and managers with enhanced knowledge frameworks in order to maximize the latent peacebuilding potential in planning water-secure futures for states and communities.”
- Conflict Prevention in the Era of Climate Change: Adapting the UN to Climate-Security Risks (March 2020, 79p): “aims to support the UN and its partners in developing climate-sensitive conflict prevention approaches.”
Leadership: Angela Kane (Council Chair)
Budget: $ 108.5m