Together with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the InterAction Council, UNU-INWEH joins the global dialogue on the world's water crisis and its implications for global security by bringing together experts in the water and policy communities through the launch of its book The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue.
Download a copy of The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue (PDF, 4MB)
Download the press release of the book launch event
Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director, UNU-INWEH,
Harriet Bigas, with Tim Morris, Bob Sandford and Zafar Adeel Series Editor: Thomas S. Axworthy
The United Nations University is a unique global institution established by the UN Council in 1973. The mission of the UNU system is:
To contribute, through collaborative research, capacity development and advisory services, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. In doing so it pays due attention to the social sciences and the humanities as well as the natural sciences.
Essentially, the UN Council established the UNU system as a think tank to grapple with global issues of concern to the world’s population. With the Rector’s headquarters in Tokyo, there are 14 centres of excellence of UNU throughout the world, each of which with its own unique focus (e.g., Bonn: Environment and Human Security; Kuala Lampur: Global Health; Tokyo: Peace and Security). The focus of UNU-INWEH, established in 1996, is water, environment and health.