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UNIDIR Futures Lab

Innovating for a more secure future.

The 21st century is marked by geopolitical tension, cascading crises and rapid technological innovation, all of which contribute to a pervasive sense of unpredictability and insecurity.

The UNIDIR Futures Lab conducts forward-looking, long-term research on these global security dynamics. It provides a unique space to experiment with innovative ideas, develop visions for future peace, and construct the security architectures and governance models required to address the complex global security environment of the 21st century.

“The dramatic confluence of crises we face today makes it more important than ever that we develop innovative ways of improving global security and advancing towards peace.” (Dr. Robin Geiss, Director)

Futures Lab Projects