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Scope for Future Research on Gender and Climate Change in Chinese Drylands?

15 Dec 2014

Scope for Future Research on Gender and Climate Change in Chinese Drylands?

A workshop to discuss the potential for future research on the gendered impacts of climate change in Chinese dryland areas is being held on 16 December 2014 in Beijing, China. Organized jointly by UNRISD and the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), the workshop is based on the results of the UNRISD report Gender Dimensions of Food and Water Security in ...

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Engaging with the Global South…in Geneva

15 Dec 2014

Engaging with the Global South…in Geneva

On 8 December 2014 UNRISD organized a Breakfast Meeting with country representatives from the global South. The 14 participants included Ambassadors, Deputy Ambassadors and senior representatives of the Permanent Missions in Geneva, who devoted two hours to getting to know UNRISD and exploring priorities and potential for future collaboration.

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Building Strong Ties between Political Actors, Citizens and Investors: The Way Forward for Ugandan Revenue Mobilization?

18 Dec 2014

Building Strong Ties between Political Actors, Citizens and Investors: The Way Forward for Ugandan Revenue Mobilization?

On 24-25 September 2014, UNRISD organized the second Ugandan national workshop for its Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development project. Held at the Protea Hotel in Kampala, Uganda, the workshop created an opportunity for country researchers to share and disseminate their findings with a broad set of stakeholders such as academics, civil society representatives, and journalists, but also to receive feedback and insights from the invited experts.

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UNRISD Collaborating Researchers Among “Most Influential in 2014”

21 Nov 2014

UNRISD Collaborating Researchers Among “Most Influential in 2014”

Three of our Collaborating Researchers have been recognized as among the “50 Most Influential Latin-American Intellectuals of 2014”, according to a list established by ESGLOBAL, a leading internet source of analysis of world events.

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Social and Solidarity Economy: A Rising Force?

19 Nov 2014

Social and Solidarity Economy: A Rising Force?

In this update on the progress being made in putting social and solidarity economy on the UN agenda, UNRISD Research Analyst Marie-Adélaïde Matheï reviews its position in post-2015 debates and UNRISD policy and research activities.

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“Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions”: UNRISD Speaker at International Conference on Pension Reform

11 Nov 2014

“Thanks, Otto! 125 years of pensions”: UNRISD Speaker at International Conference on Pension Reform

Research Coordinator Katja Hujo was a panellist at the international conference on pension reform “Thanks, Otto ! 125 years of pensions” hosted by BMZ, GIZ, Helpage International and Allianz in Berlin on 28-29 October 2014. The conference celebrated 125 years since the first ever public pension system was introduced in 1889 by then German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, and which has since influenced the development of pension systems around the world.

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Member states, civil society and even royalty: UNRISD at the ECE Beijing+20 Regional Review Meeting

10 Nov 2014

Member States, Civil Society and Even Royalty: UNRISD at the ECE Beijing+20 Regional Review Meeting

UNRISD Director Sarah Cook moderated a distinguished panel of speakers at the first substantive session of the ECE Beijing+20 Regional Review Meeting, held in Geneva on 6 November 2014. The speakers included representatives of member states, a senior EU official and experts from government and civil society.

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