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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Through its first 10 years, World Rivers Day complimented the UN's Water for Life Decade and groups such as the United Nations University and the International Network on Water, Environment and Health remain valued supporters.
There's more than gold in those mountains of high-tech scrap," said Ruediger Kuehr, of the United Nations University, which will host the StEP secretariat in Bonn.
The authors are co-directors of the American Council for the United Nations University Millennium Project.
According to a United Nations University report, "In the late 1960s, [Tokyo's] suburban fringe already stretched as far as 25 miles from the city center.
AH Zakri, director of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies in Japan, said eliminatingtrade barriers and subsidies, protecting forests and coastal areas, promoting ''green'' technologies and lowering greenhouse gas emissions thought to contribute to global warming could help to slow environmental degradation.
Researchers at the United Nations University in Tokyo claim that Antarctica is in danger of being exploited by biotechnology companies.
In 2000, the little-known United Nations University (UNU) produced a study offering the following conclusion: "To respect sovereignty is to be complicit in human rights violations.
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Eric Williams, a researcher at United Nations University in Tokyo, hopes that the results of his study, the first such detailed calculation, will lead to processes that save energy and materials.
This study, edited by two teachers in the United Nations University, looks at the multitude of problems associated with the restoration of peace to countries ravaged by war or internal fighting.
The public needs to be aware that the technology is not free," says coauthor Eric Williams of the United Nations University in Tokyo.
The company announced that the World Bank Group, the United Nations University Press, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will make their publications available through ebrary's online channels.
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