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.

Highlights ...

Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

Seminar

6 Feb 2015, Conference Room A, UN Headquarters, New York, US

Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

At this side event, high-level speakers will discuss why tackling inequalities is essential for progress in social development in today’s world, providing findings from social science research as well as policy recommendations. Social science research makes important contributions to formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating social policies.


Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

Seminar Series

20 Feb 2015, UNOG Library, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10

Reinventing Social Contracts: Feminists, Rights and Power

At this panel discussion, Gita Sen and her co-panelists speak about the role of feminist movements in the remaking of social contracts. They will help untangle some of the complex power relationships that need to be addressed if new social contracts are to fulfil the promise of human rights and gender justice.


Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

Workshop

15 - 16 Jan 2015, Palais des Nations, Geneva

New Directions in Social Policy: Methodology Workshop

As part of the New Directions in Social Policy project, a Methodology Workshop was held in Geneva on 15-16 January 2015 to build a coherent basis for the research teams to work from. The project aims to understand the nature of changes in social policy in developing countries in the midst of widespread economic crisis and uncertainty.


Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

Seminar Series

11 Nov 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta: The first attempt to limit the powers of the King of England by law and protect the rights of his subjects, in a document imposed on him by those very subjects. It is time, according to Guy Standing, for a Precariat Charter.


Reducing Inequalities: A Key to Social Development in the Contemporary World

Seminar Series

29 Sep 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva

Are African Welfare States Different? Welfare State-Building in Africa in Comparative Perspective

Should welfare focus on the poor rather than on workers in formal employment? Some countries in East and Southern Africa have welfare states which go against the grain of much standard welfare thinking.