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Over 1,000 Supporters Sign On For UNRISD: Please Add Your Name Today

19 May 2016

Over 1,000 Supporters Sign On For UNRISD: Please Add Your Name Today

More than 1,000 academics, policy and decision makers, practitioners and advocates have signed on to a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, asking for his urgent political backing to efforts now under way to mobilize UN and other sources of funding for UNRISD.

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Youth Empowerment and the SDGs: Raising Voices

20 Apr 2016

Youth Empowerment and the SDGs: Raising Voices

UNRISD Director Paul Ladd lent his voice to a debate on youth empowerment through the Sustainable Development Goals, following on from his engagement with February’s ECOSOC Youth Forum 2016 where he spoke at a High-Level Dialogue on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At this week’s Geneva event, organized by the Interns With A Mission initiative, speakers debated the motion “The current SDG framework provides enough opportunities for youth involvement and empowerment”.

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Bringing UNRISD to New York

26 Feb 2016

Bringing UNRISD to New York

UNRISD Director Paul Ladd recently spent two weeks for UNRISD in New York. Social media outreach was part of the trip, amplifying the UNRISD presence and the contacts that Paul was able to make in person. We document the social media view of his trip here via Storify.

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Capacity Building for Students: A Win-Win Proposition

12 Feb 2016

Capacity Building for Students: A Win-Win Proposition

True to its role of mentoring today’s young people for the work they can do both now and in the future, UNRISD is again partnering in several Applied Research Seminars with the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva).

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Channels into Global Policy Processes: Keeping the Social Dimension in Public-Private Partnerships

30 Nov 2015

Channels into Global Policy Processes: Keeping the Social Dimension in Public-Private Partnerships

UNRISD recently contributed to the drafting of a Declaration on Responsible Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) which will be presented at the 21st session of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Paris in early December (COP21).

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Peace Week, Conference and TEDx: Knowledge on Gender in Demand

13 Nov 2015

Peace Week, Conference and TEDx: Knowledge on Gender in Demand

The UNRISD Gender team is proving its versatility with three different types of engagement on three different issues all in the month of November. “It just shows how much demand there is from different quarters for the type of knowledge we are generating on gender issues and how particularly in Geneva we have multiple opportunities to spread that knowledge to different stakeholders,” said UNRISD Director, Paul Ladd.

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Finnish Students Visit UNRISD

11 Nov 2015

Finnish Students Visit UNRISD

Students Emma Sokkanen and Olga Ylönen from Finland spent a day shadowing UNRISD communications staff and meeting with researchers. The visit aimed to increase interest among upper secondary students for international organizations and raise awareness about global issues.During the day they got an overview of UNRISD’s working life. Emma and Olga learned about the research process by talking to researchers.

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