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
25 May 2016, Room XXV, Palais des Nations
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.
22 Apr 2016, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva
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?
6 Apr 2016, Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, Geneva
Agenda 2030 is ambitious in its vision, "transforming our world", broad in its 17 goals and 169 targets, and universal in its application to all countries. Is it good news for women? In this panel, experts from the UN and academia will reflect on the SDGs’ potential, strengths and weaknesses from a gender perspective, and the challenges of their implementation.
14 Mar 2016, Ex-Press Bar, GA Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York
In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UN member states have agreed to a new development agenda, but how does it stand up as a tool for progress on gender equality and women's rights? At this side event panel discussion, experts from the UN, academia and NGOs come together to review what has been agreed in the SDGs, the role that activists can continue to play, and how Agenda 2030 can contribute to furthering gender equality.