1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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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 ...

Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

10 - 11 Dec 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

Monday, 10 December 2018, 18.00–20.00 (Public Roundtable) and Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 09.00-17.00 (Research Symposium). Both events are open to the public, and registration will open in the autumn. The events present the research results of the Valueworks project, funded by SNIS.


Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

Side Event

17 Jul 2018, Church Center of the United Nations (2nd Floor), 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Localizing the SDGs through Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable and Resilient Societies—An Official Side Event of the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

As an integrated and balanced approach to development, social and solidarity economy (SSE) has the potential to function as an intelligent means of localizing the 2030 Agenda. At this side event to the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, speakers will discuss new research evidence and local government experience of SSE, and the enabling conditions—such as institutional arrangements, political forces and economic possibilities—which are needed for it to succeed in diverse contexts.


Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

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.


Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

Symposium

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.


Life Along the Copper Value Chain: The Swiss Commodity Trading Hub and its Impact in the Global South

Workshop

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.