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Localizing the SDGs: UNRISD at the UN Summer Academy

31 Aug 2017

Localizing the SDGs: UNRISD at the UN Summer Academy

In an innovative new partnership, UNRISD this summer shared its research results participants at the UN Summer Academy hosted by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany. Senior Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi presented insights on how social and solidarity economy can facilitate the implementation of the SDGs at the local level.

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Open, Perceptive and Public-Spirited: A Tribute to Abdul Raufu Mustapha (1954-2017)

21 Aug 2017

Open, Perceptive and Public-Spirited: A Tribute to Abdul Raufu Mustapha (1954-2017)

UNRISD mourns the loss of Abdul Raufu Mustapha, who died on 8 August 2017. This tribute was contributed by Yusuf Bangura, former UNRISD Senior Research Coordinator.

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Research Meets Policy: UNRISD Keynote Speaker at Asia Policy Dialogue on SSE and the SDGs

19 Jul 2017

Research Meets Policy: UNRISD Keynote Speaker at Asia Policy Dialogue on SSE and the SDGs

Decision makers and social entrepreneurs were the audience for the Keynote Speech given by UNRISD Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi at the 2017 Asia Policy Dialogue, held in Seoul on 1 June 2017, back-to-back with the ILO’s Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy at which Ilcheong participated as a resource person in the session on SSE and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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From Paper to Practice: International Students Strengthen their Grasp of Sustainable Development

20 Jun 2017

From Paper to Practice: International Students Strengthen their Grasp of Sustainable Development

On 13 June 2017, UNRISD welcomed a group of 33 students from the University of Kassel as part of a course on business and human rights. Senior Research Coordinator Katja Hujo gave a presentation on the work of UNRISD, highlighting its independent research structure and its commitment to transformative change.

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UNRISD Research Informing UN and National Policy Making in the Middle East and North Africa Region

22 May 2017

UNRISD Research Informing UN and National Policy Making in the Middle East and North Africa Region

UNRISD has this year been an engaged partner with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in the preparation and delivery of the annual Arab Forum for Sustainable Development. UNRISD expertise was in high demand and much valued by both organizers and participants.

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Five Days, Three Pillars, One Training Course: UNRISD Strengthens Capacity of Environment Ministries to Implement Agenda 2030

17 May 2017

Five Days, Three Pillars, One Training Course: UNRISD Strengthens Capacity of Environment Ministries to Implement Agenda 2030

UNRISD senior researcher Ilcheong Yi shared UNRISD research on transformative change with government officials from 28 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia, at an Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development. His contributions drew both on interesting findings from recent UNRISD research and unique expertise developed from UNRISD engagement with major UN processes.

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Opening Minds and Futures: UNRISD Unlocks Potential at Careers Fairs

25 Apr 2017

Opening Minds and Futures: UNRISD Unlocks Potential at Careers Fairs

UNRISD has again participated in the spring round of careers fairs in the local area, making sure it reaches out to the development students, experts, policy makers and activists of today and tomorrow. On 23 March 2017 in Geneva we participated in Connexion, the Careers Forum of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and on 21 April 2017 we were in Bern at the invitation of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs at their annual International Career Day.

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