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.
4 Mar 2014, D19, Palais des Nations
Few developing countries have succeeded in simultaneously providing good jobs and access to social services for all. Yet Costa Rica has made one of the most successful efforts to secure the double incorporation of job creation and expansion of social services among developing countries.
24 Feb 2014, D19, Palais des Nations
China’s pension system is facing many challenges. As income disparity increases and the population ages, how can the system be reformed to enhance its equity, efficiency, and financial sustainability?
4 Feb 2014, UN Headquarters, New York
Side event during the 8th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
5 Dec 2013, UNOG Library, Library Events Room B-135
In three pilot basic income schemes conducted in India between 2010 and 2013, more than 6,000 men, women and children received universal, equal and completely unconditional monthly cash payments. Guy Standing reports on the main outcomes, looking at the effects on sanitation, nutrition, health, schooling, economic activity, women’s status, specific vulnerable groups, and social attitudes more broadly.
4 - 5 Nov 2013, Helsinki, FInland
The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and National Institute for Health and Welfare, all of Finland, in partnership with the International Council for Social Welfare represented by the Finnish Society for Social Welfare and Health, and UNRISD, convened this event on the occasion of UNRISD’s 50th anniversary. It contributed to framing inputs to the post-2015 development agenda, to shaping the next phase of UNRISD research on the topic, and to engaging relevant partners in global social policy networks and dialogues.