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 ...

Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Seminar Series

3 May 2019, Room XXII, Building E, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

The remarkable economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa in the first 15 years of the 21st century did not always go hand in hand with greater equality. While income inequality during the 2000s decreased in 17 countries, it went up in 12 countries. What were the determinants and consequences of these divergent trends?


Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Conference

3 - 4 Jun 2019, Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Performance: Are Corporations and SSE Organizations Meeting the SDG Challenge?

Sustainability measurement and reporting has much improved in recent decades, but is it fit for purpose for 21st century challenges and for the SDGs? This international conference will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders from UN agencies, national policy making bodies and practitioners in the measurement and reporting fields to discuss best practices, key concerns, and ways forward that take better account of the social dimensions of sustainable development.


Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Conference

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

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy? 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 will provide 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 demonstrate, through evidence-based analysis, concrete ways in which SSE contributes to sustainable development, and to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs.


Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Side Event

14 Mar 2019, Ex-Press Bar, UN General Assembly Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

We Want Equal Access! Austerity Politics vs. Feminist Activism

This official side event of the 2019 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) is a panel discussion on austerity and its impacts on gender inequality. The panel will explore how austerity measures have devastated women’s access to public services and increased their vulnerability in different European countries as well as in Latin America. Based on case studies, they will then discuss feminist strategies to counteract these developments.


Income Inequality Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Divergence, Determinants and Consequences

Conference

20 Mar 2019, Centre international de conférence Genève (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé, room no 2, Geneva

World Social Work Day 2019: Social Work, Gender and Sexuality—Towards Empowerment, Equality and Inclusion

The celebration of World Social Work Day in Geneva is focusing on the inclusion of women, as well as marginalized genders and sexualities, in all spheres of society. The event pays special attention to strategies and policies to combat the discrimination and inequality of these groups in all societies.