The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization headquartered in Japan.
Through this video animation you can learn more about the UNU, with examples of two key projects related to e-waste and human security.
The video also introduces the recently established Centre for Policy Research which is responsible for the development of new knowledge in the areas of international security and development.
Research at the UNU is not all about desk based studies and literature reviews. Rather UNU researchers work in the field, trying to understanding complex problems and offer practical solutions, based on sound science and expert knowledge. This playlist shares some examples of the work of the UNU in the field in different parts of the world.
Launched in 2008, the Our World magazine (http://ourworld.unu.edu) presents the research outcomes of the UN University together with expert commentary in the form of short articles. The UNU also developed, at the same time, the concept of the video brief. These are short, character driven stories about people and organisations that are tackling complex social development and environmental issues in new, innovative ways.