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UNRISD Reaches out to Colombian Students Searching for Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace

4 Dec 2017

UNRISD Reaches out to Colombian Students Searching for Sustainable Development and Lasting Peace

On 29 November, UNRISD introduced a group of about 20 Colombian students to our research and work for impact. The students from three universities were in Geneva as part of a study tour of Geneva-based UN bodies and specialized agencies working in areas related to trade and development, and also to help Colombian universities build stronger relations with the United Nations.

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Policy Innovations in Response to Gender-Based Violence Are Pushing the International Agenda

2 Nov 2017

Policy Innovations in Response to Gender-Based Violence Are Pushing the International Agenda

Links between gender-based violence and the world of work, and how policies are changing to address them, are the subject of this interview with Jane Aeberhard-Hodges, former Director of the ILO's Bureau for Gender Equality and currently an UNRISD Senior Research Associate. Jane discusses recent policy innovations in Australia in which employers are recognising the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. She looks at how these changes have come about and how they might inform a new international standard on violence in the world of work, as well as discussing the potential impact of global policy making.

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“For challenging established premises”: Bina Agarwal Wins Prestigious Prize

11 Oct 2017

“For challenging established premises”: Bina Agarwal Wins Prestigious Prize

Professor Bina Agarwal, former UNRISD Board Member and scholar, has been awarded the prestigious Balzan prize for her work on women and agriculture within gender studies. An award ceremony will be held in Bern, Switzerland, on 17 November 2017.

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Cubes, Kids and Chat: UNRISD at the UN Open Day in Geneva

9 Oct 2017

Cubes, Kids and Chat: UNRISD at the UN Open Day in Geneva

The United Nations Office at Geneva threw open its doors this weekend, welcoming locals and the region’s large expat community to its latest Open Day. Find out how UNRISD, which has its offices in the Palais des Nations, joined in the fun.

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In Memory of Bob Deacon - A Letter from Isabel Ortiz

6 Oct 2017

In Memory of Bob Deacon - A Letter from Isabel Ortiz

Bob Deacon, Honorary Professor of Global Social Policy at the University of York, and Emeritus Professor of International Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, passed away on 1 October 2017. Bob was a giant of social policy - without him, the world is a lonelier and emptier place. He influenced many debates in academia, the UN, ILO, UNICEF and UNRISD, as well as in transition economies and developing countries.

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Localizing the SDGs: UNRISD at the UN Summer Academy

31 Aug 2017

Localizing the SDGs: UNRISD at the UN Summer Academy

In an innovative new partnership, UNRISD this summer shared its research results participants at the UN Summer Academy hosted by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany. Senior Research Coordinator Ilcheong Yi presented insights on how social and solidarity economy can facilitate the implementation of the SDGs at the local level.

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Open, Perceptive and Public-Spirited: A Tribute to Abdul Raufu Mustapha (1954-2017)

21 Aug 2017

Open, Perceptive and Public-Spirited: A Tribute to Abdul Raufu Mustapha (1954-2017)

UNRISD mourns the loss of Abdul Raufu Mustapha, who died on 8 August 2017. This tribute was contributed by Yusuf Bangura, former UNRISD Senior Research Coordinator.

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