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Feed has moved
¤ 11 August 2012
This feed has moved to http://unu.edu/syndication/. read more

Sign Up by 17 Sept. for Certificate Course on Climate, Energy and Food Security
¤ stephan ¤ 10 August 2012
Under the aegis of the Asia-Pacific Initiative (a multi-university collaborative education programme), UNU will organize a certificate course on Climate, Energy and Food Security. The 15-week course, at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, will begin on 28 September 2012. The aim of the course is to (...) read more

UNU-GTP Concludes 3-Month Geothermal Technology Course in Kenya
¤ bill ¤ 6 August 2012
A 13-week “customer-designed” Course on Geothermal Technology, organized by the UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) in accordance to the requirements of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), was concluded in Naivasha, Kenya, on Friday, July 13. The course included lectures and (...) read more

UNU Graduates Its First Master’s Degree Students
¤ bill ¤ 31 July 2012
On 30 July 2012, the United Nations University (UNU) marked a milestone in its postgraduate degree programme initiative with a graduation ceremony for the inaugural cohort of UNU master’s degree students. Three students successfully completed the two-year Master of Science in Sustainability, (...) read more

UNU-EHS Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability Meets in Indonesia
¤ bill ¤ 31 July 2012
The 9th Meeting of the UNU-EHS Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability was held in Bogor, Indonesia, from 12–16 July 2012. The focus of the meeting, jointly organized and hosted by UNU-EHS and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), was “Development pathways for urban and rural (...) read more

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Tsvangirai speaks on Democratization in Africa
¤ 24 July 2012
The Right Honourable Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe, delivered a public lecture at UNU headquarters on Friday, 20 July. The event focused on democratization processes on the African continent and was moderated by Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Academic Programme Officer (...) read more

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Tsvangirai speaks on Democratization in Africa
¤ stephan ¤ 24 July 2012
The Right Honourable Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe, delivered a public lecture at UNU headquarters on Friday, 20 July. The event focused on democratization processes on the African continent and was moderated by Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Academic Programme Officer (...) read more

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Tsvangirai Speaks on Democratization in Africa
¤ stephan ¤ 24 July 2012
The Right Honourable Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe, delivered a public lecture at UNU headquarters on Friday, 20 July. The event focused on democratization processes on the African continent and was moderated by Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Academic Programme Officer (...) read more

Call for abstracts on regional organisations and democracy
¤ 20 July 2012
The Arab Spring has provided an opportunity for reflection on what the role of regional organisations should be in promoting democratic governance. United Nations University read more

Call for abstracts on regional organisations and democracy
¤ sdietrich ¤ 20 July 2012
After the Arab Spring: Rethinking the role of regional organisations in promoting democratic governance UNU-CRIS and the UN Economic Commission for Africa are inviting the submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at a joint conference on “After the Arab Spring: Rethinking the role of (...) read more


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