1963-2018 - 55 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 ...

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Conference

25 - 26 Jun 2019, Room II at R3 South, ILO, Geneva

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Part of a series of events resulting from a Call for Papers launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD, this two-day conference will provide a space for researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers to share and exchange evidence and ideas about the connections between SSE and people, planet, prosperity, participation and partnerships in different local contexts; and demonstrate, through evidence-based analysis, concrete ways in which SSE contributes to sustainable development, and to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs.


Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Roundtable

24 Jun 2019, PHIL 201, University of Geneva, Boulevard des Philosophes 22, 1204 Geneva

Leaving No One Behind: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

What is the role of social and solidarity economy (SSE) in fostering the social inclusion of those left behind by declining social aid, and creating solidarity for the most vulnerable? This roundtable discussion will provide insights into these questions based on ongoing research in Geneva (Switzerland), Bergamo (Italy) and Heraklion (Greece), as well as more broadly.


Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Conference

3 - 4 Jun 2019, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Performance: Are Corporations and SSE Organizations Meeting the SDG Challenge?

Sustainability measurement and reporting has much improved in recent decades, but is it fit for purpose for 21st century challenges and for the SDGs? This international conference will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders from UN agencies, national policy making bodies and practitioners in the measurement and reporting fields to discuss best practices, key concerns, and ways forward that take better account of the social dimensions of sustainable development.


Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Seminar Series

27 May 2019, Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Global Inequalities and Unsustainability - A Conversation with Lucas Chancel

In this seminar, Lucas Chancel presents new empirical research findings on global economic and environmental inequalities. He highlights the close link between social and environmental (in)justice, and discusses policy options that can address the unsustainability of economic inequality.


Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? International Conference

Seminar Series

3 May 2019, THE SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR 3 MAY IS POSTPONED

POSTPONED - Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

The remarkable economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa in the first 15 years of the 21st century did not always go hand in hand with greater equality. While income inequality during the 2000s decreased in 17 countries, it went up in 12 countries. What were the determinants and consequences of these divergent trends?