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United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Acronym: UNU-EHS


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UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, is part of the United Nations University (UNU) system, a worldwide network of Research and Training Institutes. Its mission is to advance human security through knowledge-based approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks. The Institute explores problems and promotes solutions related to the environmental dimensions of human security, a concept which puts the individual, social groups and their livelihoods at the centre of debate, analysis and policy. UNU-EHS aims at scientific excellence in two broad thematic areas: Vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems; and Internal displacement and transboundary migration due to environmental push-factors.

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