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From Disruption to Transformation? Linking Technology and Human Rights for Sustainable Development

  • Project from: 2018 to 2018


This Think Piece Series invites experts from academia, think tanks and civil society to engage with the topic of linking technology and human rights, and to share their experience at the front lines of policy-driven research and advocacy aimed at leaving no one behind in an increasingly digital, automated world.


This Series aims to provide perspectives on the intersections between new technology and various dimensions of civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to health, work, social protection, freedom of expression and more. It also presents reflections on how we conceptualize and practice human rights in the face of technology-driven change on a global scale.

The Series was launched to coincide with the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, as part of UNRISD’s commitment to promote socially just and sustainable development within and beyond the UN system. It is also part of the UN system's celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The Think Pieces




Seeking New Partners


This Series is the product of fruitful cross-pollination between two projects in the UNRISD Ideas Incubator, combining elements of Social Policy 2.0 and The Gig Economy and Social Security and was the topic of a recent Project Development Workshop held in Geneva. UNRISD is actively seeking partners to engage with these projects. If you would like to join us, please get in touch with Kelly Stetter.