United Nations University (UNU)
Université des Nations Unies (UNU)
Universidad de las Naciones Unidas
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.
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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:
- E-XJ6120 - UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges (Belgium), set up 2011;
- E-XM1096 - United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn (Germany), set up 2003;
- K-XJ6121 - UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Dresden (Germany), set up 2012;
- E-XJ8613 - United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM), Barcelona (Spain), set up 2012;
- E-XJ8611 - United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo (Japan), set up 2014;
- E-XM3373 - UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNI-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), set up 2007;
- E-XE3096 - United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS), Macau, set up 1992;
- E-XE5942 - UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra (Ghana), set up 1990;
- K-XK1355 - United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Hamilton (Canada), set up 1996;
- E-XE3003 - United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht (Netherlands), set up 1990;
- E-XE2758 - UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki (Finland), set up 1985;
- K-XK1083 - UNU Programme for Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNU/BIOLAC), Caracas (Venezuela), commenced 1988;
- Iceland-Based Programme, consisting of 4 components: UNU Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP); UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP); UNU Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT); UNU Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST).
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