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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TV Interview on Tele Congo

Jessica Johmann, Head of Executive Office of UNU-ViE and the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and IDEAS programme coordinator, and Prof. Andries Jordaan, Director of DiMTEC, gathered information for the establishment of a disaster risk management centre in Brazzaville.

August 2009

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