1 Jun 2016
More than 1,000 academics, policy and decision makers, practitioners and advocates have signed on to a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, asking for his urgent political backing to efforts now under way to mobilize UN and other sources of funding for UNRISD.
20 Apr 2016
UNRISD Director Paul Ladd lent his voice to a debate on youth empowerment through the Sustainable Development Goals, following on from his engagement with February’s ECOSOC Youth Forum 2016 where he spoke at a High-Level Dialogue on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At this week’s Geneva event, organized by the Interns With A Mission initiative, speakers debated the motion “The current SDG framework provides enough opportunities for youth involvement and empowerment”.
26 Feb 2016
UNRISD Director Paul Ladd recently spent two weeks for UNRISD in New York. Social media outreach was part of the trip, amplifying the UNRISD presence and the contacts that Paul was able to make in person. We document the social media view of his trip here via Storify.
12 Feb 2016
True to its role of mentoring today’s young people for the work they can do both now and in the future, UNRISD is again partnering in several Applied Research Seminars with the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (Geneva).
30 Nov 2015
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).
13 Nov 2015
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.
11 Nov 2015
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.