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Channels into Global Policy Processes: Keeping the Social Dimension in Public-Private Partnerships

30 Nov 2015

Channels into Global Policy Processes: Keeping the Social Dimension in Public-Private Partnerships

UNRISD recently contributed to the drafting of a Declaration on Responsible Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) which will be presented at the 21st session of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Paris in early December (COP21).

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Peace Week, Conference and TEDx: Knowledge on Gender in Demand

13 Nov 2015

Peace Week, Conference and TEDx: Knowledge on Gender in Demand

The UNRISD Gender team is proving its versatility with three different types of engagement on three different issues all in the month of November. “It just shows how much demand there is from different quarters for the type of knowledge we are generating on gender issues and how particularly in Geneva we have multiple opportunities to spread that knowledge to different stakeholders,” said UNRISD Director, Paul Ladd.

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Finnish Students Visit UNRISD

11 Nov 2015

Finnish Students Visit UNRISD

Students Emma Sokkanen and Olga Ylönen from Finland spent a day shadowing UNRISD communications staff and meeting with researchers. The visit aimed to increase interest among upper secondary students for international organizations and raise awareness about global issues.During the day they got an overview of UNRISD’s working life. Emma and Olga learned about the research process by talking to researchers.

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Happy 70th Birthday UN! UNRISD Celebrates at Geneva UN Open Day

26 Oct 2015

Happy 70th Birthday UN! UNRISD Celebrates at Geneva UN Open Day

Record numbers of visitors came to chat at the UNRISD stand at the UN Open Day held on 24 October to celebrate the United Nations' 70th birthday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Friendly and informed UNRISD staff were on hand to explain to people from the Geneva community and from further afield what the Institute does and what impacts its research has.

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François Hollande and Paul Ladd Put SSE at the Heart of the SDGs

29 Sep 2015

François Hollande and Paul Ladd Put SSE at the Heart of the SDGs

This Monday, incoming UNRISD Director Paul Ladd took the podium along with French President François Hollande at a High Level Event of the Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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UNRISD Talks Social Policy with African Development Planners and Civil Servants

4 Sep 2015

UNRISD Talks Social Policy with African Development Planners and Civil Servants

For the second year in a row, Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi represented UNRISD at the multi-week course "Social Policy for Development Planners", hosted by the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning in Dakar, Senegal. The course brought together mid- and senior level civil servants from government ministries across Africa to build their capacity to recognize and utilize the role of social policy in delivering transformative development outcomes.

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Development, Democracy and Cohesion by Yusuf Bangura

2 Sep 2015

Development, Democracy and Cohesion by Yusuf Bangura

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by former UNRISD Research Coordinator, Yusuf Bangura, Development, Democracy and Cohesion. The book—part of a series called Critical Essays with Insights on Sierra Leone and Wider African Contexts and published by Sierra Leonean Writers Series—is a collection of 43 essays, written while he was at UNRISD. Yusuf Bangura uses his insights into Sierra Leone and Africa in general to shed light on the challenges of building developmental, democratic and cohesive states and societies.

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