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UN Secretary-General Appoints Paul Ladd Director of UNRISD

24 Jul 2015

UN Secretary-General Appoints Paul Ladd Director of UNRISD

UNRISD is pleased to convey the announcement, made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 23 July 2015, of the appointment of Paul Ladd of the United Kingdom as Director of UNRISD.

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UNRISD Tribute to Ajit Singh

15 Jul 2015

UNRISD Tribute to Ajit Singh

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Professor Ajit Singh on 23 June 2015. Professor Singh was Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and a renowned economist who made fundamental contributions in the field of modern business enterprise, the theory of firms and competition policy. We will miss his penetrating mind, his good humour and his courage.

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Personal Reflections on My Time at UNRISD

16 Jun 2015

Personal Reflections on My Time at UNRISD

Sarah Cook looks back at her time as Director of UNRISD and reflects on almost six remarkable and challenging years. "Knowledge generation is not only about producing evidence of good practices, but may also challenge, critique, provide alternatives and shift paradigms."

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Bringing Southern Voices into the International Domain: UNRISD Researchers Share Expertise on Women’s Claims Making

22 May 2015

Bringing Southern Voices into the International Domain: UNRISD Researchers Share Expertise on Women’s Claims Making

The country research teams from the UNRISD project When and Why Do States Respond to Women’s Claims? will be participating in two events this summer, bringing research perspectives from Indonesia, China and India to international fora.

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UNRISD Participates in Special Technical Panel for Ministerial Meeting in Timor-Leste

13 May 2015

UNRISD Participates in Special Technical Panel for Ministerial Meeting in Timor-Leste

UNRISD Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi was invited to take part in the Specialized Technical Panel on Poverty, Social Protection and Labour Markets at the 13th Meeting of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) Ministers of Labour and Social Affair in Timor-Leste.

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Gender Programme Moving Full Steam Ahead

9 Apr 2015

Gender Programme Moving Full Steam Ahead

The Gender and Development Research Programme at UNRISD is moving forward with a dynamic new team! UNRISD has launched a new Think Pieces Series, "Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights", to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. We asked feminist scholars and activists from around the world to reflect on the achievements ...

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Beijing+20: UNRISD’s Contributions to the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration

2 Mar 2015

Beijing+20: UNRISD’s Contributions to the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration

The United Nations is marking 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains an ambitious agenda for women’s rights. While there have been improvements in many areas, women’s rights still have a long way to go. Beijing+20 is an opportunity to reflect on the Declaration and its impact in the context of the post-2015 agenda and to reinforce the commitment to fully and universally achieve women’s rights. UNRISD is today launching a new Think Piece Series as part of its contribution to the Beijing+20 process.

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