21 Nov 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.
19 Nov 2014
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.
11 Nov 2014
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.
10 Nov 2014
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.
31 Oct 2014
A book on the Right to Information (RTI) Act in India by UNRISD Visiting Fellow Prashant Sharma has just been published. Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State: The Making of the Right to Information Act examines the factors underlying the enactment of the Right to Information Act and suggests that they are more complex than they seem. The enactment of the Indian Right to Information Act ...
23 Oct 2014
The UNRISD gender team is organizing the second workshop for this multi-country project, which now focuses efforts not just on writing-up initial findings but also sharing them with selected stakeholders. It will take place on 29-31 October 2014 in New Delhi.
The research teams will present the primary research conducted in China, Indonesia and India, and they will be able to make key progress in comparing findings across issues. The teams will also plan the next stage of the project: dissemination of the research findings and analysis.
30 Sep 2014
Former UNRISD Director, Thandika Mkandawire, last week received the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Africa-America Institute, a New York-based international education and policy organization. Held on 22 September, during the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, and hosted by CNN International anchor Isha Sesay, the ceremony took place in the sumptuous Gotham Hall on Broadway.