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The United Nations University (国際連合大学, Kokusai Rengō Daigaku) (UNU) is a United Nations agency established in Tokyo in 1973 to "research into the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations and its agencies". It is a think tank for the United Nations and the member states. Its creation was set in motion by Secretary-General U Thant in 1969. The university motto is "Advancing knowledge for human security, peace, and development". The United Nations University provides educational opportunities to researchers, mainly at the graduate and post-graduate level, through an extensive range of fellowship schemes. It operates through a number of research centres around the world where research fellows or Ph.D. students from other universities, especially those in developing countries, can come to do research. UNU is headed by a Rector and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It does not receive any funding from the regular UN...
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