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.
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 is organizing 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 will discuss 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 is 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.
15 - 16 Jan 2015, Palais des Nations, Geneva
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.
11 Nov 2014, D-19, Palais de Nations, Geneva
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.