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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion.

Highlights ...

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Panel

23 Oct 2017, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Join UNRISD and FES for the Geneva launch of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions. Carrying the subtitle "Reclaiming policies for the public. Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality - assessments and alternatives", the civil society "shadow" report provides a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. At the event, contributors will present and discuss key findings and recommendations of this year's report.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Seminar Series

20 Sep 2017, Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Overcoming Refugee and Migrant Precarity: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

Publicly funded social protection and integration programmes are under intense pressure to deliver, in the face of austerity measures and large movements of people at a scale not seen since the Second World War. As governments and other stakeholders seek innovative ways to provide social protection to and foster the integration of migrants and refugees in their host societies, researchers, practitioners and policy makers are paying greater attention to the role of social and solidarity economy (SSE). With its principles and practices that aim to reintroduce values of equity and justice, humanize the economy and foster people’s participation and agency, this event will explore the role that SSE can play in combating some of the significant difficulties facing refugee and migrant populations, such as overcoming social exclusion and xenophobia, and challenges in accessing decent work. An Official Side Event of the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Seminar

24 Aug 2017, Sida, Stockholm

Stockholm Presentation of "Policy Innovations for Transformative Change", UNRISD Flagship Report

The Swedish leg of the global tour bringing the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report to national audiences, this event features a presentation by Katja Hujo, Report Coordinator. It is organized by our partner, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, on 24 August 2017.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Conference

22 Aug 2017, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

The Transformation We Want: Working Toward a Global Policy Environment for Resilient Futures

During this UNRISD contributed session of the 2017 Resilience Conference, experts discuss transformative change and how it can promote sustainability and resilience. Combining examples from the international level with empirical case studies, the session aims to advance understanding of eco-social policy approaches that can bring about the transformation we want and inform global policy debates.


Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Webinar

27 Jul 2017, Live Online

Webinar: Lessons for the Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

This webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges facing developing countries as they seek to expand and universalize their health care systems.