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UNRISD Board Member Placed Under House Arrest in Pakistan

5 Nov 2007



UNRISD Board Member, Asma Jahangir, has been placed under house arrest in Pakistan. The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) was created in 1963 and
is an autonomous UN agency engaging in multidisciplinary research on the social dimensions
of contemporary problems affecting development. Through its research, UNRISD stimulates
dialogue and contributes to policy debates on key issues of social development within and
outside the UN system. Ms Jahangir joined the UNRISD board in July 2005.

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