United Nations University (UNU)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersJapan
  • Founded1972
The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation headquartered in Japan. The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. In carrying out this mission, the UN University works with leading universities and research institutes in UN Member States, functioning as a bridge between the international academic community and the United Nations system. Through postgraduate teaching activities, UNU contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries. Thematic Ares Established in 1972 through a General Assembly, the UNU’s first priority programme areas were world hunger, natural resources, and human and social development. These priority areas have been refined and built over the ensuing three-plus decades to form the five thematic UNU pursues today: Peace, Security and Human Rights Development Governance Population and Health Global Change and Sustainable Development Science, Technology and Society

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1Current job
180Total posted jobs

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  • Thesis Research Fellow
  • Development and Global Economic Issues Researcher
  • Development and Economic Scholars
  • Associate Programme Officer

Staff at United Nations University (UNU) have experience in


  • research & development
  • development
  • tertiary education
  • climate change
  • economic policy


  • goal global
  • ec


  • japan
  • liberia
  • taiwan
  • india
  • united states


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Japan (headquarters)
  • Tokyo
  • 5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku


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