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Bibliotherapy for Progressives after the US Presidential Election

22 Nov 2016

Bibliotherapy for Progressives after the US Presidential Election

In the wake of the US presidential election in November 2016, and similar political phenomena such as the UK referendum on leaving the European Union, many progressives and liberals are asking themselves where we go from here. UNRISD has put together a reading list to reinforce the arguments and analyses of why racism, xenophobia and misogyny are not the answer to (perceived) social and economic losses resulting from globalization and rising inequality.

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Revitalizing the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy

21 Nov 2016

Revitalizing the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy

UNRISD participated in a two-day meeting of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) at the FAO in Rome in early November which served to revitalize the Task Force and develop a new strategic plan for its future activities.

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Social Protection for All. Civil Society Activists from El Salvador and Costa Rica Visit UNRISD

17 Nov 2016

Social Protection for All. Civil Society Activists from El Salvador and Costa Rica Visit UNRISD

Transforming our world, which the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aspires to do, starts at home—but global actors and processes can support these change processes in multiple ways. This message crystalized from lively discussions with the participants of a group of activists from Central America, who visited UNRISD on 8 November 2016 as part of a capacity-building and networking trip organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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A Tribute to Rodolfo Stavenhagen

9 Nov 2016

A Tribute to Rodolfo Stavenhagen

UNRISD mourns the loss of Rodolfo Stavenhagen, who died on 5 November 2016 in Cuernavaca, Mexico at the age of 84. Stavenhagen contributed to the work of the Institute for almost fifty years, beginning in the 1960s. For all of us, within UNRISD and outside it, who have had the privilege of working with Rodolfo, of learning from him and laughing with him and benefiting from his extraordinary generosity of spirit, the news of his death is an irreparable blow. We celebrate his memory.

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Bringing UNRISD Research to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

26 Jul 2016

Bringing UNRISD Research to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

“If people say they don’t know how to make transformative change, show them the Preview of UNRISD’s 2016 Flagship Report”. These words from Nicole Ruder of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation summed up the impact of UNRISD’s Official Side Event at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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Over 1,000 Supporters Sign On For UNRISD: Thank You!

1 Jun 2016

Over 1,000 Supporters Sign On For UNRISD: Thank You!

More than 1,000 academics, policy and decision makers, practitioners and advocates signed on to a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, asking for his urgent political backing to efforts under way between April and September 2016 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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