United Nations University

The mission of the United Nations University (UNU) is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. More 

The Secretariat collaborates with UNU in the area of sound management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The Secretariat participates in the Solving the E-Waste Problem Initiative (StEP). StEP offers a platform for a global dialogue from a neutral, science­based standpoint in order to engage all relevant stakeholders and develop sustainable solutions at all stages of the WEEE life cycle.