At a side event at the Basel Convention COP, StEP presented two white papers on its recent progress in the design of e-waste prevention and management systems and a world-wide harmonized definition of e-waste. These papers were endorsed by its more than 60 organizational members of StEP coming from industry, governments, academia & research, international organizations and NGOs. StEP also presented the capacity building capabilities of the successfully tested E-waste Academy for policy-makers, entrepreneurs and scientists. |Read more
A new Green Paper titled “E-waste in China: A country report” published by the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative explores and offers key insights into the scale and dynamics of the e-waste problem in China. The goal of this report is to enable better understanding of the e-waste system in China. |Read more
7 March 2013, Barcelona — The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that its academic Institute in Barcelona has, as of this month, embarked on a multidimensional research programme aimed at achieving a better understanding of cultural diversity and mobility in the context of globalization. |Read more
1 March 2013, Tokyo — The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that Dr. David M. Malone of Canada today has assumed office for a five-year term as Rector of UNU. In this role, Dr. Malone holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. |Read more
Published 2012-12-12 | Updated 2013-03-01
Dresden, 10. Dezember 2012 — Die Universität der Vereinten Nationen (United Nations University - UNU) hat heute das Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) eröffnet. |Read more
Invitation: Bonn Dialogues event on climate change, social vulnerability and resilience
During the 12th Bonn Dialogues, panellists will discuss the methods and tools that are available for assessing impacts and climate risks at different levels and for a broad range of sectors and social-ecological systems. The public symposium takes place on Monday, 8 October 2012 at 6.30 p.m. at Deutsche Welle. Please register via email@example.com.Concept note
E-waste: Annual gold, silver “deposits” in new high-tech goods worth $21 billion+; less than 15% recovered
Published 2012-07-06 | Updated 2012-07-09
320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are now used annually to make PCs, cell phones, tablet computers and other new electronic and electrical products worldwide, adding more than $21 billion in value each year to the rich fortunes in metals eventually available through “urban mining” of e-waste, experts say.
Within the framework of this year´s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, UNU hosted and moderated a session on Sustainable Capacity Development in Africa: Selected case studies from the United Nations. About 100 participants attended the workshop on 26 June 2012. | Read more
Culture, education, media - shaping a sustainable world
Published 2012-06-22 | Updated 2012-07-09
From 25 until 27 June 2012, the fifth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum took place. Coordinated by the Vice Rectorate in Europe, UNU presented its work at an information booth and during the opening session. In addition, a joint UNU/UNCCD/UNV session focused on sustainable capacity development in Africa.
Rio de Janeiro, 21 June 2012. A new report based on scores of personal testimonies from refugees in Eastern Africa finds that climate change can make people more vulnerable and can also play a part in driving them into areas of conflict and ultimately across borders and into exile.UNU-EHS Report No. 1 | Read more