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UNRISD Continues to Support Capacity Building in Africa

1 Oct 2014

UNRISD Continues to Support Capacity Building in Africa

UNRISD Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi this year continued the Institute’s long-standing collaboration with the UN-IDEP course Social Policy for Development Planners. Largely based on UNRISD’s Social Policy in a Development Context research, the course trains mid-level and senior African development officials and decision makers and this time took place on 4–15 August 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.

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5 Sep 2014

"UNRISD adds tremendous value"—UNOG Director-General in Video Address to UNRISD Stakeholder Meeting

On 1-2 September, nearly 30 UNRISD stakeholders gathered in Geneva to discuss future priorities for the Institute and the directions for research for the post-2015 period. The input from the meeting will prove extremely useful to UNRISD as it prepares a new Research Agenda for the future and develops an associated funding strategy.

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Public Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy, and the Promotion of SSE Enterprises: Panel discussion live from New York on UN WebTV today

22 Sep 2014

Public Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy, and the Promotion of SSE Enterprises: Panel discussion live from New York on UN WebTV today

Public Policies for Social and Solidarity Economy, and the Promotion of SSE Enterprises: Panel discussion live from New York on UN WebTV today, 22 September 2014, 16:00-18:00 (EDT; GMT-5)

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Korean Translation of UNRISD Book Launched at International Conference in Seoul

10 Sep 2014

Korean Translation of UNRISD Book Launched at International Conference in Seoul

The Korean translation of the recent UNRISD publication, Learning from the South Korean Developmental Success: Effective Development Cooperation and Synergistic Institutions and Policies, was launched at the 8th Seoul ODA International Conference "Good governance and effective institutions". Many of the 600 conference participants attended the launch seminar, and engaged in a lively debate on the "enabling role of institutional mechanisms".

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Pascal van Griethuysen Joins the UNRISD Team

29 Aug 2014

Pascal van Griethuysen Joins the UNRISD Team

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.

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“… And These Results Just In!” UNRISD announces the winners of the Young Scholars Think Piece Series, First Edition.

24 Jun 2014

Winning Young Scholars Think Pieces Published

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.

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