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 ...

Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Seminar Series

13 May 2016, Room XII, Palais des Nations

Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Is a universal or unconditional basic income (UBI) an effective way for states to meet the social protection commitments outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? This UNRISD Seminar will explore the benefits and disadvantages of a universal income in the North and South.


Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Seminar Series

22 Apr 2016, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Food Trade, Food Security and the SDGs: Aligning Reality with the Vision

In addition to SDG2, which aims to end hunger, food security and food trade have implications for other goals related to energy, equity and global partnerships. But there would seem to be some disconnect between the vision of the SDGs and the current global food trade architecture. Can countries create and enforce trade rules that respect other global commitments to sustainable and inclusive human well-being? How can the international community rebuild confidence in international food markets and the rules that govern them? How should governments reform multilateral trade rules to limit future risks to food security while ensuring everybody’s food needs are met in a sustainable way?


Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Seminar Series

6 Apr 2016, Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, Geneva

Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women?

Agenda 2030 is ambitious in its vision, "transforming our world", broad in its 17 goals and 169 targets, and universal in its application to all countries. Is it good news for women? In this panel, experts from the UN and academia will reflect on the SDGs’ potential, strengths and weaknesses from a gender perspective, and the challenges of their implementation.


Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Side Event

14 Mar 2016, Ex-Press Bar, GA Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Gender and the SDGs: The Outcome, the Processes, and the Prospects

In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UN member states have agreed to a new development agenda, but how does it stand up as a tool for progress on gender equality and women's rights? At this side event panel discussion, experts from the UN, academia and NGOs come together to review what has been agreed in the SDGs, the role that activists can continue to play, and how Agenda 2030 can contribute to furthering gender equality.


Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Side Event

9 Mar 2016, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Economic Inequality, Financial Crises and Human Rights

This event aims to contribute to current debates on the development and rights implications of inequality by exploring the linkages between wealth and income inequality and human rights, with a particular focus on economic and financial crises. It will discuss how policies and institutions that are grounded in a human rights framework can contribute to reducing inequalities and strengthening resilience.