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Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

UNU has a new council

Brito Cruz: member of the United Nations University council

Eduardo CesarBrito Cruz: member of the United Nations University councilEduardo Cesar

FAPESP Scientific Director Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz was appointed to the council of the United Nations University (UNU), headquartered in Japan. UNU conducts collaborative studies and teaches graduate courses. UNU consists of 11 research institutes and a myriad of programs. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced the names of Brito Cruz and 11 other new members. Some of the other appointees include: Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Ernest Aryeetey; Director of the Institute for Peace Science at the University of Hiroshima, Tsuneo Nishida; Director of the China Institute for S&T Policy, Lan Xue; and Executive Director of the Arab Reform Initiative, Bassma Kodmani. According to the United Nations, the UNU plays the key role in establishing principles and policies for the university, governing its operations and reviewing and approving the biannual budget and the institution’s work program.