United Nations University

The (UNU) is the think tank and academic arm of the United Nations. Headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, with diplomatic status as a UN institution, its mission is to help resolve global issues related to human development and welfare through collaborative research and education.

In 1969, UN Secretary-General U Thant proposed "the establishment of a United Nations university, truly international and devoted to the Charter objectives of peace and progress". Following three annual sessions discussing the matter, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the founding of the United Nations University in December 1972. Tokyo was chosen as the main location due to the Japanese government's commitment to provide facilities and $100 million to the UNU endowment fund. The United Nations University was formally inaugurated in January 1975 as the world's first international university.

Since 2010, UNU has been authorized by the UNGA to grant postgraduate degrees, offering several master's and doctoral programs. The university's research officially priorities three thematic areas: peace and governance; global development and inclusion; and environment, climate and energy. UNU also facilitates the UN's engagement with academic institutions and policymakers around the world, in part through campuses, programmes, and affiliated institutes spanning twelve countries. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Diarrhea and malnutrition : interactions, mechanisms, and interventions /

    Published 1983
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    The democratic process and the market : challenges of the transition /

    Published 1999
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    Peacekeepers, politicians and warlords : the Liberian peace process / by Alao, Abiodun

    Published 1999
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
  4. 4

    The Ordos Plateau of China : an endangered environment / by Jiang, Hong, 1964-

    Published 1999
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    Alternative ways of life in India : pollution of poverty or bane of affluence? / by Roy, Ramashray

    Published 1980
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
  6. 6

    New millennium, new perspectives : the United Nations, security, and governance /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    United Nations peace-keeping operations : a guide to French policies /

    Published 1998
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    Development cooperation in practice : the United Nations Volunteers in Nepal / by Rehnstrom, Joel, 1959-

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    The global environment in the twenty-first century : prospects for international cooperation /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
  10. 10

    Human rights and comparative foreign policy /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    Fault lines of international legitimacy /

    Published 2010
    “…United Nations University…”
    Full Text (via Cambridge)
    Electronic eBook
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    Urban crime : global trends and policies /

    Published 1989
    “…United Nations University…”
    Full Text (via Internet Archive)
    eBook
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    New millennium, new perspectives : the United Nations, security, and governance /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Full Text (via Internet Archive)
    eBook
  14. 14

    New millennium, new perspectives : the United Nations, security, and governance /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Full Text (via Internet Archive)
    eBook
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    Global environmental risk /

    Published 2001
    “…United Nations University…”
    Government Document Book
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    Power in transition : the peaceful change of international order /

    Published 2001
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    The socioeconomic dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa : challenges, opportunities, and misconceptions /

    Published 2010
    “…United Nations University…”
    Full Text (via ProQuest)
    Electronic eBook
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    Inter-linkages : The Kyoto Protocol and the international trade and investment regimes /

    Published 2001
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    The mortality crisis in transitional economies /

    Published 2000
    “…United Nations University…”
    Book
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    Programme on Education and Training

    Published 1979
    “…United Nations University…”
    Request ERIC Document
    Microfilm Book
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