How to Apply

If you are a higher academic institution or a partner organization who endorses the Academic Impact intiative and wish to apply for UN-AI membership in Japan, please contact the United Nations Information Centre at:

Contact Information

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC Tokyo)

UNU Building 8th Floor
53-70 Jingumae 5-Chome
Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150-0001
Tel : 03-5467-4451/FAX : 03-5467-4455


Participants in the initiative are expected to undertake to further, within their institutions, policies and programmes that reflect adherence to the principles governing the United Nations Academic Impact. This would specifically include:

  • a) Undertaking one new activity each year, to actively address at least one of the ten basic principles of the United Nations Academic Impact. In many cases, such activities can emerge from a redefinition of, or fresh thrust to, existing projects and programmes. Examples of activities could include research projects and papers, the hosting of a conference, the financing of participation of students in a specific United Nations activity in the field, or a specific action or activity on campus. Any activity which is sponsored or paid for by a United Nations entity in the context of its own work programme shall be excluded from consideration.
  • b) Placing prominently upon the institution websites, or in periodic printed publications, details of such activity, highlighting its relationship to UNAI through the use of UNAI logos, UNAI Member and UNAI in Action. When publicizing an activity undertaken in support of one of the UNAI Principles, the “UNAI in Action” logo should be used; however, these activities can neither be commercial in nature nor be used for fund-raising purposes.