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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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Janine Kandel

Information and Communications Officer

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Fax: + 49-228-815-0299



Sijia Yi

Communication Associate

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    Pressemitteilung: BBK und UNU unterzeichnen Kooperationsvertrag

    Christoph Unger, Präsident des Bundesamtes für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (BBK), und Professor Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Direktor des Institutes für Umwelt und menschliche Sicherheit der Universität der Vereinten Nationen (UNU-EHS), haben heute einen Kooperationsvertrag unterzeichnet. |Read more

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    Presseeinladung: Bevölkerungsschutz in der internationalen Ausbildung - BBK und UNU schließen Kooperationsvertrag

    Am Montag, den 10. November 2014 werden Christoph Unger, Präsident des BBK, und Professor Dr. Jakob Rhyner, Direktor des UNU Institutes für Umwelt und menschliche Sicherheit, den Vertrag unterzeichnen. |Read more

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    PRESS RELEASE: MCII - Building resilience with climate risk insurance

    Bonn, 6 June 2014- Damages from extreme weather events amount to US$ 1.3 billion in low-income countries and US $ 6.8 billion in lower middle income countries annually. During and after floods, storms and heavy rainfall, the most vulnerable communities are the hardest hit as they have limited or no coping capacity. |Read more