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UNRISD 47th Session of the Board taking place in Geneva, November 10 and 11

5 Nov 2009



UNRISD is holding its annual Board Meeting on November 10 and 11, 2009 to discuss the research and outreach achievements over the last 18 months and identify the pertinent global issues to address for the research period 2010-2014.The Board Meeting is an annual event that reviews and approves expenditures, considers funding opportunities and discusses new directions for research.

During the first day, the discussion will focus on the next phase of the Institute's research agenda (2010-2014) in an informal session.

The second day encompasses the formal session where the Board will discuss and review the UNRISD Flagship Report on Poverty Reduction, programmes and projects in the area of Social Policy and Development; Markets, Business and Regulation, and Gender and Development, on publication and dissemination activities over the past year as well as administrative and financial issues.

UNRISD's Board members are: Evelina Dagnino from Brazil, Zenebeworke Tadesse from Ethiopia, Christian Comeliau from France/Belgium, Julia Szalai from Hungary, Bina Agarwal from India, Pasuk Phongpaichit from Thailand, Yesim Arat from Turkey, Annika Sundén from Sweden, Rosalind Eyben from the United Kingdom and Peter Evans from the United States of America. This year's meeting is chaired by Lourdes Arizpe, Professor at the National University of Mexico. Representatives from the FAO, ILO, OHCHR, UN DESA, UNDP, UNESCO and UN ESCWA will also join the session.