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We’re Expanding! Seeking a Senior Research Coordinator for Our New Work Programme in Bonn, Germany

23 Sep 2019

We’re Expanding! Seeking a Senior Research Coordinator for Our New Work Programme in Bonn, Germany

Thanks to support from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UNRISD is embarking on a new work programme that aims to strengthen research-uptake linkages through an integrated approach to knowledge and skills development, where our research feeds into training and capacity building activities and is informed by their needs.

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Into the SDG Mix: UNRISD Research Mingles with Policy Makers and Activists at the 2019 HLPF

12 Jul 2019

Into the SDG Mix: UNRISD Research Mingles with Policy Makers and Activists at the 2019 HLPF

As the international development community gathered in New York for this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) from 9-18 July, UNRISD research findings made their presence felt at (at least) five different events. The HLPF is the UN’s central body which reviews progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, where evidence from UNRISD’s research on transformative policies that help leave no one behind can inform debates and lead to a better implementation of the SDGs.

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UNRISD Research Strengthening the Capacity of African Governments to Achieve the SDGs

29 May 2019

UNRISD Research Strengthening the Capacity of African Governments to Achieve the SDGs

Ilcheong Yi, a Senior Research Coordinator at UNRISD, was invited back as a resource person to the UN Office for Sustainable Development’s annual Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 20 to 24 May 2019. The course brought together high- and middle-ranked civil servants from 54 low- and middle-income countries mandated with leading their governments’ implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Call for Papers for the 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference—Governance of Africa’s Social Policy: Subverting Development and Democracy?

10 May 2019

Call for Papers for the 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference—Governance of Africa’s Social Policy: Subverting Development and Democracy?

The 2019 Social Policy in Africa Conference will address a wide range of issues in the sphere of inclusive development in Africa—from the different national and regional modes of governance of the African social policy space, to the drivers of policy preferences and the dynamics of social policy making, to the nature of politics and the public sphere necessary for economic transformation, human flourishing, and new forms of social compact in 21st century Africa. The Call for Papers is open through 30 August 2019.

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Connecting with Governments and Civil Society

23 Jan 2019

Connecting with Governments and Civil Society

On 11-21 February, UNRISD will be using its channels within the UN to connect with government representatives and civil society organizations from UN member states at the Commission for Social Development, held every year at UN Headquarters in New York.

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From the Human Rights Council to the High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs: Channeling UNRISD Research

14 Jan 2019

From the Human Rights Council to the High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs: Channeling UNRISD Research

UNRISD is teaming up with the Human Rights Council (HRC) to make sure that research findings on synergies between human rights and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development feed into this year’s High-Level Political Forum, which reviews progress on the SDGs. Find out how.

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UNRISD Expertise to Strengthen UN Capacity on SDGs at Country Level

11 Dec 2018

UNRISD Expertise to Strengthen UN Capacity on SDGs at Country Level

Identified as one of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders in the United Nations, UNRISD has been appointed to the new United Nations Learning Advisory Council for the 2030 Agenda, created this month by Deputy Secretary-General and UN Sustainable Development Group Chair, Amina J. Mohammed. The purpose of the Council—to challenge conventional thinking and develop new insights on knowledge and learning around key global and national SDG-related challenges—aligns well with UNRISD’s mandate.

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