29 Aug 2014
UNRISD is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal van Griethuysen to the position of Research Coordinator for Socially Sustainable Development. In his new position, which he starts on 1 September, he will take on the responsibility for conceptualizing, developing and managing research related to socially sustainable development, an area central to the emerging post-2015 development agenda.
24 Jun 2014
From over 70 submissions to the first edition of the Young Scholars Think Piece Series, the UNRISD jury has selected four think pieces to be published on the Institute’s web site. The jury, composed of academic experts and publication professionals, met several times to evaluate all submissions and then scrutinize the short-listed entries.
3 Jun 2014
A group of Master’s degree students from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, paid a visit to UNRISD on 2 June 2014 as part of their study programme. Katja Hujo, UNRISD Research Coordinator for social policy, received the 25 students and presented the ongoing research project, Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization.
21 May 2014
UNRISD pays tribute to Brigitte Schnegg, Swiss feminist historian and advocate of women’s human rights with a truly global outlook.
14 May 2014
Trois lycéennes genevoises ont pu faire connaissance avec l’UNRISD ce mercredi. Participantes à une formation sur la Genève internationale organisée par la Fondation Eduki, elles ont pu découvrir le travail de notre institut de recherche. En voici leur compte rendu.
29 Apr 2014
Social protection programmes have expanded rapidly in the developing world in recent years. In Southeast Asia, the experience of the Asian Financial Crisis of the 1990s heightened awareness of vulnerability to poverty and the role of government in protecting households from a sudden loss of employment and income, or from contingencies such as ill-health and ageing. Most governments have expanded targeted social assistance programmes, although the quality and coverage of these programmes vary from place to place. Public support for basic health and education services is also uneven. Common challenges in the region include economic risks associated with financial globalization, rapid urbanization, high levels of informal employment, rising dependency ratios and a highly unequal gender division of labour.
17 Apr 2014
UNRISD is briefing delegates from UN Member States on social inclusion and the post-2015 development agenda at an Orientation Briefing organized in New York by UNITAR on 16-17 April 2014. UNRISD Director Sarah Cook prepared a short video for the Briefing, using lessons learned from UNRISD research to set the stage for the two days of dialogue among invited experts and members of delegations.