United Nations University (UNU)

Université des Nations Unies (UNU)
Universidad de las Naciones Unidas

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Established by resolution 3081 (XXVIII) of the General Assembly of the United Nations, approving the Charter of the University. Originally proposed in 1969 by UN Secretary-General U Thant (1909-1974). Commenced operations Sep 1975. An organ of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) in the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, linked to the General Assembly and to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC.


Contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the UN, its Peoples and Member States.


2024-09-18 | Florianópolis, Brazil | Palhoça, Brazil – World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U)

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Council composed of 13 appointed members ( serving a 3-year term, in an individual capacity), 3 ex-officio members (UN Secretary-General, UNESCO Director-General and UNITAR Executive Director) and UNU Rector. Rector, based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo (Japan), assisted by 2 Vice-Rectors at headquarters and one Vice-Rector, based in Bonn (Germany). Liaison offices: UN Secretariat - New York NY (USA); UNESCO - Paris (France). Institutes and programmes (13), coordinated by UNU Centre:


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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