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The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.


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please contact:

Janine Kandel

Information and Communications Officer

Tel.: + 49-228-815-0219

Fax: + 49-228-815-0299



Sijia Yi

Communication Associate

Tel.: +49-228-815-0284

Fax: + 49-228-815-0299



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    PRESS RELEASE - MCII: 10 years of climate insurance innovation and policy change

    Bonn, 7 April 2015 - As countries gear up to finalize a new climate agreement in Paris, the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Working on the ground with climate vulnerable communities, MCII brings lessons learned and practical expertise on implementing insurance to policy makers and governments. |Read more

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    Press Release: Global change – DLR and the United Nations University agree on closer cooperation

    The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the United Nations University (UNU) have agreed to continue to strengthen their cooperation |Read more

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    Press Release: UNU Convenes Expert Meetings on Resilience- Findings now published in Nature Climate Change

    Bonn, 18 December 2014 - The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is pleased to announce that the academic paper “Livelihood resilience in the face of climate change” developed as part of the 2013-2014 Resilience Academy is published by Nature Climate Change today. |Read more