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.
12 May 2015, Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva
Pension systems are one of the most dynamic areas of social policy reform. But what is their developmental role? How does pension reform contribute to poverty reduction and social development? What are the reform trends, toward which models of pension policy, and what drives them?
15 Apr 2015, Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva
To celebrate the launch of UNRISD Classics—a set of three volumes bringing together 50 selected essays from 50 years of UNRISD research—a panel of dynamic speakers will engage with the role of research in development policy and practice, and, more broadly, how ideas have influence. Inspired by the timelessness of many UNRISD insights, they will discuss the continued relevance of our influential and ground-breaking research from the last five decades.
14 Apr 2015, Maison de la paix, Auditorium A1/B; Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2; 1202 Geneva
What difference does it make if women participate in forest governance institutions? Does it affect decisions on forest use, and outcomes for conservation and subsistence? How many women does it take, and from which class, to make a difference? Bina Agarwal will answer these questions and others based on her recent book Gender and Green Governance, based on significant field work undertaken in India and Nepal and hailed by reviewers as “a classic not just in environmental studies, but in studies of development, governance, public action and public service delivery more broadly”.
18 Mar 2015, Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva
The MDGs were important as shared global goals. However, Charles Gore argues that the misunderstood translation of those global goals into national goals shifted responsibilities and national priorities. As a result, the poorest and least powerful countries in the world made the most national effort to achieve the goals. This outcome has been damaging for them. Is there a danger that the SDGs will be misunderstood in the same way?
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).