• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersJapan
  • Founded1972

United Nations University (UNU)

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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6Current jobs
204Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Communications Associate
  • Senior Communications Associate / Communications Associate
  • Content and Editorial Lead
    United States
  • Outreach and Impact Officer
    United States

Staff at United Nations University (UNU) have experience in


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


  • goal global


  • kenya
  • jordan
  • belgium
  • tanzania
  • nigeria


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


Primary sectors

Events / Training
Solar / Wind / Biofuels
Research & Development
Market Research
Tertiary Education
Architecture / Design
Legislation / Regulations
Writing / Journalism
Industry / Manufacturing
Coastal Management

Contract Awards

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Company Offices

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