5 Sep 2014
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.
10 Sep 2014
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".
8 Sep 2014
UNRISD has decided to form a select group of Senior Research Associates. This group will comprise experienced researchers, policy makers and practitioners who know the Institute well, share its normative and analytical orientation, and are keen to see its work and role in international knowledge and policy circles receive greater recognition. The group will play a significant role in enhancing the visibility of the Institute and strengthening the dissemination of UNRISD research findings at country, regional and international levels. Senior Research Associate is an honorary title for work to be conducted on a pro bono basis.
29 Aug 2014
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.
24 Jun 2014
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.
3 Jun 2014
A group of Master’s degree students from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, paid a visit to UNRISD on 2 June 2014 as part of their study programme. Katja Hujo, UNRISD Research Coordinator for social policy, received the 25 students and presented the ongoing research project, Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization.
21 May 2014
UNRISD pays tribute to Brigitte Schnegg, Swiss feminist historian and advocate of women’s human rights with a truly global outlook.