The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its member states and peoples. In addition to the UNU Centre (Headquarters) located in Tokyo, the University has established fourteen Research and Training Centres and Programmes worldwide.
UNU Administration Centre
The UNU Administration Centre in Kuala Lumpur which is located in the UN Building, was set up in 2007 to move the administrative functions offshore from the UNU headquarters in Tokyo to enable the UNU to focus on its core mission, improve performance in achieving mandates and allocate resources optimally.
The UNU Administration Centre in Kuala Lumpur oversees all UNU global financial matters and issues, including management of investment income, monitoring of bank accounts, budget formulations and payments processing, coordination and execution of all Human Resources processes and issues, and coordination and delivery of procurement services, strategies and plans. The Centre is also the focal point for interpretation and implementation of UNU administrative policies and internal control framework, and implementation of the ERP system for all UNU offices worldwide.
The International Institute for Global Health (UNU – IIGH) which is based at the Medical Faculty of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital, was established after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the government of Malaysia and the UNU on the 26th of May 2006. UNU-IIGH is the 14th Research and Training Centre established by the UNU to carry out research, capacity development, and to facilitate the dissemination of scientific knowledge and information on key issues of global health, in particular in the efficiency of health care systems, newly emerging and re-emerging diseases, non-communicable diseases and control policy, information technology in health and climate change and health issues, with special focus on the needs of developing countries.
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