1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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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 ...

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

Side Event

10 Jul 2019, Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

A rich array of speakers at this event, taking place during the HLPF 2019, explore key drivers and consequences of inequitable and ineffective tax systems; present new empirical evidence and concrete experiences of different actors and countries that have implemented and funded equality-enhancing policies; and share insights into the political strategies that can be mobilized to move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development.


Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

Conference

25 - 26 Jun 2019, Room II at R3 South, ILO, Geneva

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? UNTFSSE International Conference

Part of a series of events resulting from a Call for Papers launched by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) in 2018 and organized by UNRISD, this two-day conference provides a space for researchers, practitioners and policy decision makers to share and exchange evidence and ideas about the connections between SSE and people, planet, prosperity, participation and partnerships in different local contexts; and demonstrates, through evidence-based analysis, concrete ways in which SSE contributes to sustainable development, and to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs.


Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

Roundtable

24 Jun 2019, PHIL 201, University of Geneva, Boulevard des Philosophes 22, 1204 Geneva

Leaving No One Behind: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

What is the role of social and solidarity economy (SSE) in fostering the social inclusion of those left behind by declining social aid, and creating solidarity for the most vulnerable? This roundtable discussion will provide insights into these questions based on ongoing research in Geneva (Switzerland), Bergamo (Italy) and Heraklion (Greece), as well as more broadly.


Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

Seminar Series

24 Jun 2019, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Transforming Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal Cities

Based on examples from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Jakarta, Indonesia, the speakers at this seminar will discuss how issues of land rights and informality shape uneven vulnerability to climate change in coastal zones, and highlight the need for more integrated and transformative approaches to adaptation.


Inequality and The 1%: Is a Transformative Fiscal Policy Possible?

Seminar Series

27 May 2019, Room V, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Global Inequalities and Unsustainability - A Conversation with Lucas Chancel

In this seminar, Lucas Chancel presents new empirical research findings on global economic and environmental inequalities. He highlights the close link between social and environmental (in)justice, and discusses policy options that can address the unsustainability of economic inequality.