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Call for Papers for the UNTFSSE: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

1 Jun 2018

Call for Papers for the UNTFSSE: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) is launching a Call for Papers to assess the contribution of SSE to inclusive and sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on local contexts. Organized by UNRISD, in its role as coordinator of the Task Force’s recently established Knowledge Hub, the Call for Papers aims to identify and mobilize research from different regions and territories that critically examines the role of SSE as a means of implementation for the SDGs. Submission deadline: 2 August; for a conference planned for April 2019.

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Appel à contributions—Surmonter les inégalités dans un monde fracturé: Entre le pouvoir des élites et la mobilisation sociale

9 Mar 2018

Call for Papers—Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

UNRISD invites researchers and practitioners to take part in our Call for Papers! Key themes include the role and influence of elites; the role of institutions in perpetuating or curbing inequalities; shifting class structures and identities; the effects of deepening inequalities on local lifeworlds; and actors, alliances and social mobilization for progressive change. The call is open from 1 - 29 April. The papers selected will be presented at UNRISD’s next major international conference in Geneva in November 2018.

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Year in Review: What You Liked in 2017

16 Jan 2018

Year in Review: What You Liked in 2017

As 2017 segues into 2018, the time has come to take a look at what stood out for UNRISD in the last 12 months. Here’s our review of our greatest hits during 2017 .

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“Putting Social Justice Front and Centre”: Jeremy Corbyn Speaks on UNRISD Panel with ITC’s Arancha Gonzalez and UNITAR’s Nikhil Seth

13 Dec 2017

“Putting Social Justice Front and Centre”: Jeremy Corbyn Speaks on UNRISD Panel with ITC’s Arancha Gonzalez and UNITAR’s Nikhil Seth

Over 500 people came to the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on Friday 8 December to hear a panel including Jeremy Corbyn (leader of the UK Labour Party), Arancha Gonzalez (Executive Director of ITC) and Nikhil Seth (Executive Director of UNITAR) speak about the need for international cooperation in a changing world.

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UNRISD Reaches out to Colombian Students Searching for Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace

4 Dec 2017

UNRISD Reaches out to Colombian Students Searching for Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace

On 29 November, UNRISD introduced a group of about 20 Colombian students to our research and work for impact. The students from three universities were in Geneva as part of a study tour of Geneva-based UN bodies and specialized agencies working in areas related to trade and development, and also to help Colombian universities build stronger relations with the United Nations.

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Policy Innovations in Response to Gender-Based Violence Are Pushing the International Agenda

2 Nov 2017

Policy Innovations in Response to Gender-Based Violence Are Pushing the International Agenda

Links between gender-based violence and the world of work, and how policies are changing to address them, are the subject of this interview with Jane Aeberhard-Hodges, former Director of the ILO's Bureau for Gender Equality and currently an UNRISD Senior Research Associate. Jane discusses recent policy innovations in Australia in which employers are recognising the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. She looks at how these changes have come about and how they might inform a new international standard on violence in the world of work, as well as discussing the potential impact of global policy making.

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“For challenging established premises”: Bina Agarwal Wins Prestigious Prize

11 Oct 2017

“For challenging established premises”: Bina Agarwal Wins Prestigious Prize

Professor Bina Agarwal, former UNRISD Board Member and scholar, has been awarded the prestigious Balzan prize for her work on women and agriculture within gender studies. An award ceremony will be held in Bern, Switzerland, on 17 November 2017.

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