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26 Mar 2021

Can the Covid-19 work and care crises be transformed into and opportunity for equality policies? A feminist reflection

Reposted with permission from Fundación Carolina. Publications in the series “Análisis Carolina” focus on current affairs, seeking to unravel their key issues and offer policy recommendations.

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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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29 Mar 2021

Vers une internationalisation de la Journée internationale du travail social à l'ONU-Genève

La HETS remercie vivement ses partenaires dans l'organisation de cette journée - la Haute école de travail social de Fribourg (HETS-FR), l’Institut de recherche des Nations unies pour le développement social (UNRISD), l’Association internationale des écoles de travail social (AIETS) et la Fédération internationale des travailleurs sociaux (FITS) - et salue cette collaboration qui renforce chaque année les liens tissés entre le travail social et les Nations unies pour s'approcher des Objectifs du Développement durable.

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1 Mar 2021

Spanish Cooperation and the United Nations reinforce their commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) strengthens its relationship with UN-Habitat and UNRISD, agencies of the United Nations family. Common actions will be undertook as early recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, ecological transition, gender equality and digitalization.

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“The World Came To Class”. UNRISD At The UN Summer Academy

3 Sep 2020

“The World Came To Class”. UNRISD At The UN Summer Academy

As part of a continued capacity-building partnership with the United Nations System Staff College, UNRISD research findings presented by insightful staff contributed to this year’s first-of-a-kind virtual edition of the UN Summer Academy, held online on 24-28 August 2020.

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The UNRISD Anti-Racism Reading List: Research to Challenge Racial Injustice

17 Jun 2020

The UNRISD Anti-Racism Reading List: Research to Challenge Racial Injustice

Protests sparked by recurring incidents of racially motivated police brutality in the US, and the larger racist structures such incidents are both embedded in and actively reproduce, have spread across the world. Individuals, particularly those who do not experience systemic racism and structural forms of racial injustice and discrimination, are being called upon to educate themselves about the injustices behind current inequities, and to work to challenge these. UNRISD proposes the following resources in support of this global effort.

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Global Institutions Unite around Key Actions for Green and Fair Economic Recovery from COVID-19

5 Jun 2020

Global Institutions Unite around Key Actions for Green and Fair Economic Recovery from COVID-19

On World Environment Day, 5 June 2020, global institutions working on development, labour and environment have united around set of actions to spur a green, just and transformative recovery. UNRISD has joined the Partners for Inclusive Green Economy statement that calls for recovery efforts that recognize the interdependencies between human and environmental health, and integrated policy approaches, developed in consultation with stakeholders and civil society, that respond to COVID-19 in ways that accelerate efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

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