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.
14 Apr 2015, Maison de la paix, Auditorium A1/B; Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2; 1202 Geneva
What difference does it make if women participate in forest governance institutions? Does it affect decisions on forest use, and outcomes for conservation and subsistence? How many women does it take, and from which class, to make a difference? Bina Agarwal will answer these questions and others based on her recent book Gender and Green Governance, based on significant field work undertaken in India and Nepal and hailed by reviewers as “a classic not just in environmental studies, but in studies of development, governance, public action and public service delivery more broadly”.
18 Mar 2015, Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva
The MDGs were important as shared global goals. However, Charles Gore argues that the misunderstood translation of those global goals into national goals shifted responsibilities and national priorities. As a result, the poorest and least powerful countries in the world made the most national effort to achieve the goals. This outcome has been damaging for them. Is there a danger that the SDGs will be misunderstood in the same way?
6 Mar 2015, Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
This event aims to raise awareness of social security as a human right. It also aims to explain the steps needed to ensure that national implementation of the ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation No. 202 is consistent with international and domestic human rights obligations, including gender equality. The annual OHCHR report on economic, social and cultural rights, submitted to the Human Right Council at its 28th session, will constitute a basis for the discussion, given its focus on the contribution of social protection floors to the realization of economic, social and cultural rights (A/HRC/28/35).
10 Mar 2015, Conference Room E - GA Building,UN Women Headquarters, New York (event open to UNHQ badge holders)
UNRISD organized a Side Event at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (New York Office) as part of its activities marking 20 years of the Beijing Platform for Action. At the side event, speakers discussed how women’s movements can effectively mobilize for policy change. The discussion aims to support women’s rights advocates in their efforts to push for laws and policies for gender equality, and was based on findings from the UNRISD research project When and Why Do States Respond to Women's Claims?
20 Feb 2015, UNOG Library, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10
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.