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.

Highlights ...

Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

Panel

23 Nov 2015, Library Events Room (B-135)

Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

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.


Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

Seminar Series

21 Oct 2015, Room XXII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Claiming Their Rights: How Women's Movements Mobilize for Policy Change

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.


Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

Workshop

24 Sep 2015, Palais des Nations, Room XV

Addressing Multiple Forms of Migrant Precarity – Beyond “Management” of Migration to an Integrated Rights-Based Approach

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.


Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

Side Event

16 Sep 2015, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Overcoming Exclusion and Promoting Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in Social Protection

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.


Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030

Roundtable

17 Sep 2015, International Labour Organization, Geneva

Finding Ways Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Rights-Based Social Protection Systems

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.