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
24 Feb 2019, Wonju Campus, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
This is the Asia edition of a series of conferences resulting from the Call for Papers "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?" which was launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD. With the Call for Papers, the UNTFSSE aims to identify and mobilize research from different regions and territories which, by critically examining the role of SSE, can contribute to the Task Force's efforts to scale up and promote SSE as means of implementation of the SDGs.
2 - 14 Dec 2018, Katowice, Poland
UNRISD will be bringing its research results to bear at one of the biggest UN Climate Change Conferences ever, the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This conference is particularly significant because participants will finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015. There will also be a number of high-level events, mandated events, action events and roundtables. UNRISD will be present at 3 events.
10 Dec 2018, Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1B, Maison de la Paix, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
The growing influence of transnational market intermediaries, including financial actors, has profoundly changed the global commodities trade. How have these changes affected local lives along the copper value chain? What needs to be done to move towards more ethical and sustainable trading and production systems? Civil society activists, researchers, representatives from business and policy makers will discuss these questions at this moderated roundtable.
8 - 9 Nov 2018, Rooms XVIII and XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
At this major international conference, experts from different disciplines and communities will bring together new evidence and analysis of inequalities, the power of elites, and progressive alliances for more equitable, sustainable, and just societies. Together they will look to identify innovative ways in which diverse actors can work together to design and deliver a transformative eco-social compact for the 21st century.