Welcome to the UN Studies Association

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The UNSA is global, virtual network of UN practitioners and academics, dedicated to actively create and promote an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented field of studies with a clear focus on the UN system. The UNSA network was founded 2007 in New York City and is not affiliated with the UN.

The purpose of the association is to foster innovation, excellence and collaboration on all issues of relevance to UN research, teaching, and practice. We aim to raise awareness about all facets of the UN work and are specifically interested in promoting the next UN generation and the use of digital technologies. As a member of our  virtual community we invite you to network and communicate with peers from around the world, to develop and discuss new ideas, as well as to build and share new UN-focused knowledge.

To fully engage with our community,  please join our new global platform "UNiverse" and contribute to our Journal on International Organization Studies, now in its seventh year.


       UNSA NEWS

A new platform for the UN expert community: We have turned our UNSAnet community portal into a state-of-the-art platform to foster knowledge-sharing, innovation and excellence in UN expertise, and to build a stronger sense of community among UN stakeholders from all sectors, disciplines, regions, levels. Learn more about our project and sign up if you would like to become engaged .

Please note: our UNSAnet has now become inactive.

The ACUNS 2017 Annual Meeting "2017 Annual Meeting – Revitalizing the United Nations for Human Rights, Peace and Development" will take place in Seoul, Korea, June 15-17, 2017. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday April 10, 2017.  For more information, visit the ACUNS website.

The sixth ACUNS Vienna conference on "New Approaches for a Peaceful and More Sustainable World" took place in Vienna, January 13-15, 2016. For individual speeches and the program, click here

The Journal of International Organization Studies: The Fall 2016 issue focuses on NATO burden-sharing, multilateral negotiations after stalemates, regional organizations and economic development, and the European Union and integration.
  Mindfulness in Peace Care - a new UNSA project! We aim to develop a mindfulness-based training for civilian personnel involved in peace and development work to foster and increase personal development and skills („emotional and social intelligence"), self-awareness, resilience, and self-management. To learn more about the project, click here.