UNRISD is pleased to announce the launch of the German translation of the Overview of the 2016 UNRISD Flagship Report Policy Innovations for Transformative Change at an event organized by the
United Nations Association of Germany (DGVN) and the German Development Institute (DIE).
Welcome address and introduction
Imme Scholz, Deputy Director, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator and Report Co-ordinator, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva
Markus Loewe, Research Team Leader, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator and Report Coordinator, UNRISD, Geneva
Markus Loewe, Research Team Leader, DIE, Bonn
Gabriele Köhler, Member of the Governing Board, United Nations Association of Germany / Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen (DGVN), Berlin, and Senior Research Associate, UNRISD, Geneva
Please register for the event via e-mail byThursday, 1 December 2016 at: Ina.Klemke@die-gdi.de
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals are a global commitment to “transforming our world” and eradicating poverty in all its forms everywhere. The report calls for radical change in political priorities to achieve this: what is needed is to put social and ecological justice at the top of the to-do list and to make the economy work for people and planet. The strength of the report lies in the evidence it builds for this argument through a wide range of case studies which show that integrated and coherent policy making with an “eco-social” focus can create more inclusive, equitable and sustainable societies. Drawing on numerous policy innovations from the South, the report goes beyond buzzwords and brings to the development community a definition of transformation which can be used as a benchmark for policy making towards the 2030 Agenda. Bringing together five years of UNRISD research across six areas—social policy, care policy, social and solidarity economy, eco-social policy, domestic resource mobilization, and politics and governance—the report explores what transformative change really means for societies and individuals.