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
Special Policy Dialogue
8 Dec 2017, Room XIX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
At a time when countries should be uniting in solidarity to tackle pressing global challenges, many appear to be retreating from greater cooperation. At this UNRISD Special Policy Dialogue, a visionary and high-profile set of speakers, including Jeremy Corbyn MP, United Kingdom; Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director ITC; and Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director UNITAR; will ask whether the time has come to embrace a new era of multilateralism, one founded on solidarity and the respect of human rights for all.
23 Oct 2017, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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.
20 Sep 2017, Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland
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.