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Events


UNRISD hosts international conferences and special events, many of which are open to the public. Workshops are also organized by the Institute in order to promote exchange among members of our project research teams.

This section of the UNRISD site provides information about both public and non-public events.

UNRISD supports the Panel Parity Pledge of the International Geneva Gender Champions initiative, aiming to have equal numbers of women and men speaking on its panels. UNRISD Director Paul Ladd is a Gender Champion.

Highlights ...

The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Seminar

12 Dec 2017, Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Politics and power hold the real key to achieving the SDGs. In this seminar, experts from the University of Manchester and UNRISD lift the lid on the Pandora’s box that is the politics of inclusive development, and share insights from extensive study of how politics shapes development and why this matters for achieving the SDGs.


The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Workshop

12 Dec 2017, Room S1, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Political Drivers of Transformative and Inclusive Development: Examples from Social Policy and Gender-Egalitarian Reforms

There is much debate about which policy interventions are needed to achieve the transformative changes set out the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But much will ultimately depend on the political will to achieve transformative change. At this workshop, researchers from ESID (University of Manchester) and UNRISD present their latest findings on the political drivers of transformative change and inclusive development to policy makers and advocates looking to use this knowledge to better achieve the SDGs.


The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Special Policy Dialogue

8 Dec 2017, Room XIX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Towards a Post-Neoliberal World Order: Rebuilding Human Rights-Based Multilateralism

At a time when countries should be uniting in solidarity to tackle pressing global challenges, many appear to be retreating from greater cooperation. At this UNRISD Special Policy Dialogue, a visionary and high-profile set of speakers, including Jeremy Corbyn MP, United Kingdom; Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director ITC; and Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director UNITAR; will ask whether the time has come to embrace a new era of multilateralism, one founded on solidarity and the respect of human rights for all.


The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Panel

23 Oct 2017, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 - Reclaiming Policies for the Public: Geneva Launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group Report

Join UNRISD and FES for the Geneva launch of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions. Carrying the subtitle "Reclaiming policies for the public. Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality - assessments and alternatives", the civil society "shadow" report provides a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. At the event, contributors will present and discuss key findings and recommendations of this year's report.


The Challenge of Leaving No One Behind: Securing Political Commitment for Inclusive Development

Seminar Series

20 Sep 2017, Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Overcoming Refugee and Migrant Precarity: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

Publicly funded social protection and integration programmes are under intense pressure to deliver, in the face of austerity measures and large movements of people at a scale not seen since the Second World War. As governments and other stakeholders seek innovative ways to provide social protection to and foster the integration of migrants and refugees in their host societies, researchers, practitioners and policy makers are paying greater attention to the role of social and solidarity economy (SSE). With its principles and practices that aim to reintroduce values of equity and justice, humanize the economy and foster people’s participation and agency, this event will explore the role that SSE can play in combating some of the significant difficulties facing refugee and migrant populations, such as overcoming social exclusion and xenophobia, and challenges in accessing decent work. An Official Side Event of the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council.