Syrian refugee children get ready for class at a Syrian Social Gathering Centre supported by the International Organization for Migration. Photo: © IOM / Muse Mohammed

NEW FROM UNU

Justice for Syria?

The war in Syria has laid bare the limits of existing approaches to peace and security, but a new mechanism created by the UN General Assembly offers concrete hope for justice in Syria, and represents a significant crystallisation of an important new approach to international criminal justice.

Photo: UN Photo/Fabienne Vinet

RESILIENT TOHOKU

Cleaning up Fukushima

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan and UNU collaborate to produce a video documentary about the decontamination efforts in areas affected by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION

THE NEW URBAN AGENDA

VIDEO

Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Spring’s Lesson

Kanazawa’s rise as a flourishing cultural centre was made possible by the diversity of the surrounding ecosystems — from forests and plains to freshwater and marine environments — that the city’s residents learned to manage in a sustainable way. The exuberant renewal of life that spring brings to these satoyama landscapes has long had socio-cultural and aesthetic importance.