United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation headquartered in Japan.

For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare.

UNU’s global network of specialised research institutes, coordinated by UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, generates a comprehensive portfolio of research and knowledge on topics ranging from hunger and poverty to climate change and peace-building. To communicate this knowledge to broad audiences in a concise and compelling way, UNU’s global experts regularly author short articles and opinion pieces related to their work. A selection of these articles are published (and republished) here on Our World.