1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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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 ...

Where do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights

Side Event

19 Jun 2018, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10

Where Do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights

The Side Event will platform critical perspectives, grassroots experiences and successful examples of safeguarding the human rights of trans* persons. It will foster a high-value exchange that will inform member states and other stakeholders working in countries around the world to promote and protect human rights, and implement the 2030 Agenda and its promise of leaving no one behind.

Where do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights


5 Jun 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea

How to Create a Human-Centered Information Society? A New Paradigm for Human Rights Policy

How to protect and enhance human rights more efficiently in the face of rapid economic and social change resulting from scientific and technological development is the subject of this year's International Human Rights Symposium, initiated by the Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea and co-hosted by UNRISD and the Korea University Human Rights Center. Each year the Symposium invites domestic and international experts to discuss problems caused by changes in the social environment and their impact on international human rights norms, in order to assist the government of the Republic of Korea as it prepares to address the problems identified.

Where do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights


5 - 6 May 2018, Bonn, Germany

Just Transition Research Collaborative Workshop

The concept of the Just Transition away from fossil fuels and towards low-carbon development is increasingly popular but its meaning is becoming contested. To better understand its diverse meanings and the narratives they mobilize, the members of the Just Transition Research Collaborative met in person for the first time at this workshop in Bonn. The discussions at the workshop lay the groundwork for a report planned for publication in December which will feed into the science-policy dialogue on how to foster the transition to equitable low-carbon development.

Where do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights


20 - 21 Mar 2018, Room XVI Palais des Nations, Geneva

World Social Work Day 2018: Social Work and Youth—Towards Inclusive Sustainable Development

World Social Work Day has been celebrated around the globe since 1983. This year, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) teamed up once again with the Geneva School of Social Work and its international partners to mark the Day at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Where do We Go From Here? Safeguarding Trans* People's Rights


12 Dec 2017, Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Politics and power hold the real key to achieving the SDGs. In this seminar, experts from the University of Manchester and UNRISD lift the lid on the Pandora’s box that is the politics of inclusive development, and share insights from extensive study of how politics shapes development and why this matters for achieving the SDGs.