AUSN is proud to sign an Academic Cooperation Agreement with United Nations University (UNU) – Institute of Advanced Studies.
UNU-IAS is part of the United Nations University (UNU) system, comprised of a network of Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) which are assisted by associated and cooperating institutions and scholars from around the globe. UNU-IAS’s mission is to “advance knowledge and promote learning for policy-making to meet the challenges of sustainable development.” UNU uses advanced research methodologies and approaches to challenge conventional thinking and contribute creative solutions to key emerging issues of global concern. In particular, with a focus on issues that are high on the United Nations agenda.
The challenges of making sustainable development a reality have never been as acute. Although considerable resources have been invested to improve human wellbeing in sustainable ways, we are still looking for workable solutions to achieve this. These solutions must reconcile technological advances with environmental protection, human wellbeing with economic development, and sound policy-making with good governance. AUSN like the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), believes that such solutions exist. Together we hope to identify them, to develop them and to put them into practice. AUSN and UNU held their first joint workshop in August 2013.