United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and University of Bahrain (UoB) signed a memorandum of understanding on 20 May 2019 to provide strategic support to youth in education. Through this agreement, the University joined the International Youth and Education Alliance.

UN Environment and the University of Bahrain will collaborate on areas related to the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES), and the implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

Through this partnership, periodic joint seminars and workshops will be conducted to address different environmental issues, as well as training workshops on key regional environmental issues such as renewable energy, water scarcity, and food security. Moreover, both parties will conduct joint academic research projects on major environmental challenges related to Bahrain and the region.