1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  •  UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report Launch (28 Oct 2016)
    In this video, panellists discuss how to put the vision of the 2030 Agenda into action, exploring how innovative policies that integrate and balance the social, environmental and economic dimensions can lead to inclusive societies that leave no one behind.  Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the Glabal South, the UNRISD Flagship Report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making towards the 2030 Agenda, and explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.

  •  Adding the policy dimension. Why the SDGs need the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report (16 Sep 2016)
    Gabriele Kohler, development economist, explains how the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report can help the development community figure out how to best pursue the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and why eco-social policies are important for transformative change. Learn more about the report: http://www.unrisd.org/flagship2016

  •  Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report - Trailer (21 Jul 2016)
    The 2016 Flagship Report is part of UNRISD’s contribution to implementing the new, universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Knowledge institutions such as UNRISD have a key role to play: we bring to the table the kind of integrated and evidence-based policy advice and thought leadership that help shape the progressive policy and normative agendas at the heart of our shared commitment to equitable, inclusive and sustainable development for all people. Research evidence and analysis can also incite states to take bolder decisions of the kind that will be necessary to achieve the transformative outcomes of the SDGs. Watch this trailer to find out more.

  •  Gender and the SDGs: A Feminist Overview (22 Apr 2016)
    How do the Sustainable Development Goals reflect current feminist agendas? Valeria Esquivel, Research Coordinator of the Gender and Development Programme at UNRISD, unpacks the gender dimensions in the SDGs, focusing on the strengths and potential pitfalls in the 2030 Agenda. The presentation took place at Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women? , the Geneva launch of the Oxfam journal Gender & Development devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals, co-edited by Valeria Esquivel and Caroline Sweetman.

  •  From Vision to Reality: Which Policies to Achieve the SDGs? (22 Apr 2016)
    What policies are needed to achieve the vision of the SDGs? Seeking answers to this question, UNRISD Senior Research Associate Gabriele Koehler casts an expert eye over a range of existing international instruments and platforms to find a policy approach which combines human rights, gender equality and sustainability, as foreseen in Agenda 2030. The presentation took place at Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women? , the Geneva launch of the Oxfam journal Gender & Development devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals, co-edited by Valeria Esquivel and Caroline Sweetman.

  •  Pushing the Gender Metrics Agenda: Indicators for Gender Equality within the SDGs (22 Apr 2016)
    Now the race to produce indicators to measure the implementation of the SDGs has been all but completed, Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of the Department of Statistics at the International Labour Organization (ILO), reviews proceedings and points out where a hidden gender metrics agenda has been pushed forward in the process. The presentation took place at Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women? , the Geneva launch of the Oxfam journal Gender & Development devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals, co-edited by Valeria Esquivel and Caroline Sweetman.

  •  SDGs, Women and Rural Transformation in Least Developed Countries (22 Apr 2016)
    "Progress on gender issues is what will determine the success or failure of the SDGs", says Taffere Tesfachew, Director of the Division for Africa at the UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Programme. Find out why, particularly from the perspective of rural women living in the world's least developed countries. The presentation took place at Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women? , the Geneva launch of the Oxfam journal Gender & Development devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals, co-edited by Valeria Esquivel and Caroline Sweetman.

  •  Capacity Building for Global Action to Achieve Agenda 2030 (2 Feb 2016)
    What kind of research and training is needed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by heads of state at the UN in September 2015? In this UNOG Library Talk, UNRISD Director Paul Ladd, the Director of UNITAR and government representatives from Fiji and Switzerland discuss how UN research and capacity strengthening can support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

  •  Global Goals as National Goals: Lost in Translation? (15 Apr 2015)
    The MDGs were important as shared global goals. However, Charles Gore argues that the misunderstood translation of those global goals into national goals shifted responsibilities and national priorities. As a result, the poorest and least powerful countries in the world made the most national effort to achieve the goals. This outcome has been damaging for them. Is there a danger that the SDGs will be misunderstood in the same way? In this seminar Prof. Gore considers what it means to agree global goals and to act together to achieve them. In doing so, he sheds new light on ongoing SDG policy discussions, including issues such as universality, the strengths and weaknesses of a partnership approach, the principle of common and differentiated responsibilities, and accountability mechanisms.

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