Our contact points


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Our contact address is:

Elisabeth Smith (former Herbeck)
Executive Secretary
Step Initiative, UNU-IAS SCYCLE, UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn

Phone:+49 (0) 228 815 0214
Fax:+49 (0) 228 815 0299

Our Links to the United Nations University

Step is an initiative of the United Nations and operates as part of The United Nations University (UNU) – the academic arm of the United Nations (UN).

  • UNU bridges the academic world and the UN system
  • Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life
  • Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach, UNU aims at applied research and education on a global scale
  • UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly

The University comprises of its Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and programmes worldwide.

Step – Solving the e-waste problem