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Turning the Page: Sarah Cook to Step Down as UNRISD Director

29 Jan 2015

Turning the Page: Sarah Cook to Step Down as UNRISD Director

After five years in Geneva, Sarah Cook has announced to staff, Board, donors and other key stakeholders that she will step down as Director of UNRISD with effect from 1 June 2015. Sarah’s stewardship of UNRISD leaves a rich research legacy. An indefatigable networker committed to raising UNRISD’s profile, Sarah also strongly advocated greater emphasis on communications and outreach, with visible and recognized results.

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New Directions in Social Policy Project: Methodology Workshop in Geneva

29 Jan 2015

New Directions in Social Policy Project: Methodology Workshop in Geneva

UNRISD held a methodology workshop in Geneva on 15-16 January 2015 as part of the three-year research project "New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South". The aim of the workshop was to establish a coherent comparative framework and methodologies for the case studies foreseen in the project.

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Beijing+20: UNRISD’s Contributions to the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration

28 Jan 2015

Beijing+20: UNRISD’s Contributions to the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration

The United Nations is marking 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which remains an ambitious agenda for women’s rights. While there have been improvements in many areas, women’s rights still have a long way to go. Beijing+20 is an opportunity to reflect on the Declaration and its impact in the context of the post-2015 agenda and to reinforce the commitment to fully and universally achieve women’s rights. UNRISD will contribute to the Beijing+20 process with two initiatives.

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Scope for Further Research on Gender and Climate Change in Chinese Drylands?

15 Dec 2014

Scope for Further Research on Gender and Climate Change in Chinese Drylands?

A workshop to discuss the potential for future research on the gendered impacts of climate change in Chinese dryland areas is being held on 16 December 2014 in Beijing, China. Organized jointly by UNRISD and the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), the workshop is based on the results of the UNRISD report Gender Dimensions of Food and Water Security in ...

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Engaging with the Global South…in Geneva

15 Dec 2014

Engaging with the Global South…in Geneva

On 8 December 2014 UNRISD organized a Breakfast Meeting with country representatives from the global South. The 14 participants included Ambassadors, Deputy Ambassadors and senior representatives of the Permanent Missions in Geneva, who devoted two hours to getting to know UNRISD and exploring priorities and potential for future collaboration.

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Building Strong Ties between Political Actors, Citizens and Investors: The Way Forward for Ugandan Revenue Mobilization?

18 Dec 2014

Building Strong Ties between Political Actors, Citizens and Investors: The Way Forward for Ugandan Revenue Mobilization?

On 24-25 September 2014, UNRISD organized the second Ugandan national workshop for its Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development project. Held at the Protea Hotel in Kampala, Uganda, the workshop created an opportunity for country researchers to share and disseminate their findings with a broad set of stakeholders such as academics, civil society representatives, and journalists, but also to receive feedback and insights from the invited experts.

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UNRISD Collaborating Researchers Among “Most Influential in 2014”

21 Nov 2014

UNRISD Collaborating Researchers Among “Most Influential in 2014”

Three of our Collaborating Researchers have been recognized as among the “50 Most Influential Latin-American Intellectuals of 2014”, according to a list established by ESGLOBAL, a leading internet source of analysis of world events.

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