United Nations University


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United Nations University

A think tank that conducts research into international development, human rights and other areas. It provides opportunities for PhD students and others to perform research at its facilities. It is based in Tokyo with satellite campuses all over the world. It is not funded out of the United Nations budget.
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SOUNDBITE (English) James Cockayne, Head of Office at the United Nations, United Nations University:
The report is presented by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) based in Bonn , together with Alliance Development Works, and The Nature Conservancy .
Several of these papers stem from a conference on food systems and health sponsored by the United Nations University in New York, and contributors include academics from universities around the world as well as experts in food, poverty and health issues from major NGOs working in Africa.
"Dengue fever is often believed to be connected to poverty and poor public services, but in some cities this just isn't the case," said Kate Mulligan, student at the McMaster University campus of the United Nations University's Institute on Water, Environment and Health.
The event is the first festival in the UK to be awarded use of the United Nations University Regional Centre for Excellence badge, which bears the distinctive blue laurels of the UN.
It has contributed to launching an international master degree on the fight against desertification and natural resources management, in collaboration with the United Nations University, China's Sciences Academy and the Japanese University of Tottori.
In September 2009 young scholars from around the globe gathered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, for the first NVMP-StEP E-waste Summer School organized by United Nations University. The event yielded recommendations for how to put millions of unwanted electronics from developed countries to further use in classrooms and small business in developing countries--and how to plan ahead to these machines' disposal.
Weiss, United Nations University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-92-808-1167-4, paperback, 300 pages, US$34.00.
envoys and supporters at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Ban said he has seen ''the power of those celebrities in mobilizing public will and sending out messages to the international community.''
United Nations University's - International Network on Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH) and Nakheel's coastal monitoring program has found coral growth around Dubai's breakwaters.
Nissan Motor Company Limited (Nissan) (NASDAQ: NSANY) (TYO: 7201), a Japan-based automaker, is promoting collaborative research with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies on biodiversity conservation2.
Using the sun to provide an alternative energy source to cooking, the national Renewable Energy program at the Hashemite University, in cooperation with United Nations University and Hirnich Louk carried out a successful experiment, where they conducted a solar cooking system in Aqaba city.
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