25 Nov 2013
After unveiling our new website design in October this year, November marks the month in which UNRISD reaches 20,000 followers on Twitter and over 4,200 on Facebook. Our social networks are proving to be valuable strategic channels for the dissemination of the Institute’s research findings, analysis and insights.
14 Nov 2013
Small states that have effectively promoted developmental, democratic and socially inclusive economies did so by working proactively toward social justice and taking a holistic approach to economic and social policy: These are among the main findings in the recently published paper that synthesizes the findings from UNRISD’s Social Policy in Small States project, which is now concluded.
11 Nov 2013
UNRISD Director Sarah Cook is to visit Australia, where she will give opening presentations at two international conferences and speak at a number of panel discussions, public seminars and workshops.
12 Nov 2013
To commemorate our 50th anniversary, UNRISD has launched a Timeline: an interactive way of delving into five decades of cutting-edge research for social development
22 Oct 2013
The 5th RIPESS International Meeting on Social Solidarity Economy (15-18 October 2013 in Manila) was an occasion to assess progress in building SSE practices and networks around the world. It was also an opportunity to engage policy makers in discussions around the importance of inclusive growth, solidarity, cooperation and community development as an alternative to neoliberal approaches and economic models centred on self-interest, profit maximization and consumerism. Participants welcomed the recent initiative of 14 UN agencies, including UNRISD, to establish an Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy.
11 Oct 2013
UNRISD’s programme of research on the gender dimensions of development has expanded with the launch of a new project that explores when and why states respond to claims for gender equality, with research in India, China and Indonesia.
14 Oct 2013
Shahra Razavi was a Research Coordinator at UNRISD from 1993 to 2013, when she left to join UN Women as Chief of Research and Data. In an interview with UNRISD, she looks back at her two decades with the Institute. She also talks about the post-2015 agenda, the challenge of demonstrating the impact of research, and UNRISD's unique position in the UN system.