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UNRISD at the HLPF: Science-to-practice in Action

14 Jul 2021

UNRISD at the HLPF: Science-to-Practice in Action

UNRISD research is playing a vital role supporting the wide-ranging discussions around countries’ progress so far on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development taking place at the 2021 UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Find out more.

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Fresh Expertise and Leadership in the UNRISD Board

12 Jul 2021

Fresh Expertise and Leadership in the UNRISD Board

UNRISD is delighted to welcome three new members, including a new chairperson, to its Board, the body which oversees the Institute’s work. Azita Berar Awad is the new chairperson, and she will be joined by Olivier De Schutter and Graziella Moraes Silva.

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Why Intersectionality is Critical for UNRISD's Work

28 Jun 2021

Why Intersectionality is Critical for UNRISD's Work

UNRISD has launched its new Institutional Strategy focused on inequalities, and the Institute intends to apply an intersectional approach across all of its research programmes. Read on to find out why intersectionality is so important to UNRISD’s mission.

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Call for Papers for the 2021 Social Policy in Africa Conference—Development, Democracy and Social Policy: Remembering Thandika Mkandawire

19 May 2021

Call for Papers for the 2021 Social Policy in Africa Conference—Development, Democracy and Social Policy: Remembering Thandika Mkandawire

The conference organizers invite submissions in the following thematic areas: Critical reflections on development, democracy and social policy; Social policy for inclusive and democratic development; Social policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic; Poverty and inequality; Critical perspectives on social protection; Non-formal social provisioning; Land and agrarian reform. Contributions are welcome on contexts and experiences of the global South broadly. Abstracts accepted through 27 August 2021.

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29 Mar 2021

New social contract needed says UN and social work forum during the WSWD 2021

These words from Katja Hujo from UNRISD concluded a two-day online World Social Work day event held at the United Nations Geneva headquarters. The conference co-hosted by the United Nations Research on Social Development agency comprised of local and international social work and education organizations. Professor Annamaria Campanini speaking for the International Association of Schools of Social Work stressed the importance of solidarity, social cohesion and the need to work together as important in making plans for the future.

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6 May 2021

Special issue of the journal Sustainable Development: The poverty‐inequality‐environment frontier in the age of the crises

Editorial introduction by Andreas Antoniades, Alexander S. Antonarakis, Jonathan Gilman, Isabell Kempf, and Le Le Lan. This Special Issue is part of a joint initiative on “Financial Crises, Poverty, and Environmental Sustainability” by the Sussex Sustainability Research Project (SSRP) of the University of Sussex, the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (Poverty-Environment Action), and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).

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15 Jul 2021

Global Summit Announced for a New Eco-Social World

Help us build a new eco-social world that leaves no one behind: there are important preparations under way for a huge people’s summit in 2022.

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