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 ...

Journée internationale du travail social 2018—Travail social et jeunesse : ensemble vers un développement durable et inclusif

Conference

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) is again teaming up with the Geneva School of Social Work and its international partners to mark the Day at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).


Journée internationale du travail social 2018—Travail social et jeunesse : ensemble vers un développement durable et inclusif

Seminar

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.


Journée internationale du travail social 2018—Travail social et jeunesse : ensemble vers un développement durable et inclusif

Workshop

12 Dec 2017, Room S1, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Political Drivers of Transformative and Inclusive Development: Examples from Social Policy and Gender-Egalitarian Reforms

There is much debate about which policy interventions are needed to achieve the transformative changes set out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But much will ultimately depend on the political will to achieve transformative change. At this workshop, researchers from ESID (University of Manchester) and UNRISD present their latest findings on the political drivers of transformative change and inclusive development to policy makers and advocates looking to use this knowledge to better achieve the SDGs.


Journée internationale du travail social 2018—Travail social et jeunesse : ensemble vers un développement durable et inclusif

Special Policy Dialogue

8 Dec 2017, Room XIX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Towards a Post-Neoliberal World Order: Rebuilding Human Rights-Based Multilateralism

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.


Journée internationale du travail social 2018—Travail social et jeunesse : ensemble vers un développement durable et inclusif

Panel

23 Oct 2017, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

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.