Welcome to the UN Studies Association

The UNSA is an informal working group of UN practitioners and academics, dedicated to actively create and promote an interdisciplinary, UN-focused field of studies: UN Studies.

The purpose of the association is to foster collaboration on UN Studies issues and related subject matters, and to raise awareness about this new field of study.

As a  member of our  online 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.


       NEWS

UNSA attended the 2014 ACUNS Annual Meeting "Global Governance: Engaging New Norms and Emerging Challenges" in Istanbul, June 19-21, 2014. Our presentation covered "Fostering innovation and excellence in UN Studies". Learn more about the presentation.


The Journal of International Organization Studies: The latest issue is a specially themed one, guest edited by Julian Junk (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) and Frederik Trettin (University of Konstanz). The issue, entitled Micropolitics meets Geopolitics: internal dynamics and dysfunctions of international organizations discusses how bureaucracies can act as spoilers in peacekeeping operations. Read full issue.

 

  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.
A new platform for UN experts: We are currently planning to relaunch our UNSAnet community portal and turn ito into a state-of-the-art platform to facilitate collaborative action between UN expert stakeholders from all sectors, disciplines, regions, levels. Learn more about our project and sign up if you would like to become engaged in the development process.