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Gender Programme Moving Full Steam Ahead

9 Apr 2015

Gender Programme Moving Full Steam Ahead

The Gender and Development Research Programme at UNRISD is moving forward with a dynamic new team! UNRISD has launched a new Think Pieces Series, "Let’s Talk about Women’s Rights", to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. We asked feminist scholars and activists from around the world to reflect on the achievements ...

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Advance Information: Recruitment of UNRISD Director

2 Mar 2015

Advance Information: Recruitment of UNRISD Director

Updated 23 March: An announcement about the position of UNRISD Director, provided for information purposes. For the official job opening and to apply, visit the UN Careers website (see this news story for details).

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

2 Mar 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 is today launching a new Think Piece Series as part of its contribution to the Beijing+20 process.

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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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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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