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 ...

Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Side Event

18 Jul 2016, Conference Room 5, UN Conference Building, New York (event open to HLPF badge holders)

Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals are a global commitment to “transforming our world” and eradicating poverty in all its forms everywhere. The challenge now is to put this vision into action. How can this be achieved? At this event, panellists will provide some answers to this question, based on a preview of UNRISD’s forthcoming flagship report that will be presented by UNRISD Director Paul Ladd.


Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Seminar Series

27 Jun 2016, Room VIII, Palais des Nations

Building Livelihoods & Promoting Rights? The Graduation Approach to Social Protection

This UNRISD Seminar will examine whether graduation, in the context of social protection schemes, is a viable way to help people move out of extreme poverty and develop productive, resilient and sustainable livelihoods, thus supporting states in meeting their obligations to rights holders.


Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

25 May 2016, Room XXV, Palais des Nations

Fast-Tracking Social Protection to End AIDS: A Panel Discussion

At this event, organized by UNAIDS, ILO and UNRISD, researchers, policy makers and practitioners will discuss the interventions recommended in UNAIDS' latest report, Social Protection: Advancing the Response to HIV. The report says that responding to HIV requires comprehensive, coherent and coordinated rights-based social protection programmes, coupled with an array of responses targeted towards people living with, at risk of and affected by HIV. This discussion is part of a series of events hosted by international organizations, governments and civil society before the High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS to be held in New York from 8-10 June 2016.


Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Seminar Series

13 May 2016, Room XII, Palais des Nations

Informality and Income Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Universal Solution?

Is a universal or unconditional basic income (UBI) an effective way for states to meet the social protection commitments outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? This UNRISD Seminar will explore the benefits and disadvantages of a universal income in the North and South.


Walking the Talk: Transformative Pathways for Achieving the SDGs — An Official Side Event of the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Seminar Series

22 Apr 2016, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Food Trade, Food Security and the SDGs: Aligning Reality with the Vision

In addition to SDG2, which aims to end hunger, food security and food trade have implications for other goals related to energy, equity and global partnerships. But there would seem to be some disconnect between the vision of the SDGs and the current global food trade architecture. Can countries create and enforce trade rules that respect other global commitments to sustainable and inclusive human well-being? How can the international community rebuild confidence in international food markets and the rules that govern them? How should governments reform multilateral trade rules to limit future risks to food security while ensuring everybody’s food needs are met in a sustainable way?