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.
23 Nov 2015, Library Events Room (B-135)
At this event, organized by the UNOG Library, UNRISD Director Paul Ladd will speak on a panel of UN experts in training and research, and member state representatives, discussing what capacity is needed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what the UN is planning to do to research and design tools to help countries generate this capacity.
21 Oct 2015, Room XXII, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Indian women have successfully mobilized across the country demanding amendments to the laws on sexual assault since mid-1970s; while Indonesian women benefitted from the new democratic context after the fall of Suharto to build a large alliance of civil society organizations leading to the approval of the Domestic Violence Law, 2004. On another front, both Indonesian and Indian domestic workers are organizing in ever greater numbers to demand the recognition of their work and for it to be included in national labour laws.
24 Sep 2015, Palais des Nations, Room XV
At this workshop, hosted jointly by UNRISD and Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), researchers from an international consortium will present their findings from a recently concluded study of migrant precarity, looking in particular at the linkages between migration and social protection from a rights perspective.
16 Sep 2015, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland
Organized by UNRISD, the ILO and the OHCHR on behalf of the partners of Social Protection and Human Rights, this is the first of a series of activities taking place over two days to officially launch the platform. A side event of the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, event participants will discuss specific social groups - such as women, children, LGBT persons, and persons with disabilities - who encounter particular challenges in claiming and realizing their right to social protection.
17 Sep 2015, International Labour Organization, Geneva
Organized by UNRISD and ILO on behalf of the partners of Social Protection and Human Rights, this is the second of a series of activities taking place over two days to officially launch the platform. This event, combining expert panels and roundtable discussions, brings together representatives from international organizations, governments and civil society organizations to discuss challenges, good practices and ways forward in implementing universal rights-based social protection.