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Rector: Prof. Hans van Ginkel,
53-70 Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: (81) 3 3499 2811; Fax: (81) 3 3499 2828;
UNU Homepage: http://www.unu.edu/

Mission: "to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States"

Four Key Roles:

  An international community of scholars

  A bridge between the United Nations and the international
   academic community

  A think-tank for the United Nations system

  A builder of capacities, particularly in developing countries

Academic Management:

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Thakur, Senior Vice-Rector; Peace and
                                  Governance
Prof. Itaru Yasui, Vice-Rector; Environment and Sustainable
                                Development
Prof. Motoyuki Suzuki, Special Programme Advisor for
                                 
Environment  & Development
Prof. Yozo Yokota, Special Adviser to the Rector

Annual Budget .... US$ 35.9 million (2000)

Staff .....................211 from over 30 countries

Established ......... By the United Nations General Assembly on 6
                             December 1973 [Resolution 3081 (XXVIII)]

Main Activities:

  Research

  Policy Studies

  Capacity Development

  Dissemination and Communication

  Knowledge Networks

Main Thematic Focus:

  Peace

  Governance

  Development

  Science, technology and Society

  Environment

Structure:

Governing Council .. 24 international experts acting in their
                               personal capacities

Headquarters ..........Tokyo, Japan

Institutes .................13 Research and Training Centres and
                               Programmes around the world

Partners ..................Over 30 UN organizations and more
                                than 100 research institutions globally

Programme Areas ... Peace and Goverance and Environment
                                and Sustainable Development

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