The United Nations University disseminates its research and project-related activities through a mix of print and electronic media. UNU publications such as books, chapters in edited volumes, articles in peer-reviewed journals, special journal issues, policy briefs, and working papers can be accessed through UNU Collections, the institution’s online publications repository.

UNU seeks to provide relevant information to the “right” audiences, in the most useful form. As such, UNU’s websites also provide a platform for research communication and expert commentary that spans a range of non-traditional formats such as short-form articles, blog posts, videos and photo essays.

UNU’s mixed media approach enures that both specialist and non-specialist audiences have access to timely, relevant and easily understood research products.

UNU Collections

UNU's online publications repository


Short-form, research-based analysis and reporting


More words and pages than usual

Policy Briefs

Concise research summaries and expert recommendations

Working Papers

Pre-publication research briefs, journal articles, book chapters and more

UNU Press

There's full-court press and then there's UNU Press!

Annual Reports

UNU...year after year after year

Our World Web Magazine

Expert views, research and commentary on contemporary affairs and global issues