United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations. It bridges the academic world and the United Nations system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at teaching, applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 as an autonomous organ of the United Nations General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.


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Strategic Planning & Partnerships

Several aspects of the section’s work are directly linked to the strategic objectives of UNU 2009-2012, in particular the elaboration of the UNU e-learning strategy envisaging a UNU consolidated strategic approach to e-learning for capacity-development. Furthermore, the section supports the implementation of the Roadmap initiative for Africa pursuing the goal to make UNU activities in and on Africa of greater relevance to the African continent and its people, the United Nations organizations and UNU end-users.