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“Feminism Frees Women But Also Frees Men”. Interview with Francisco Cos-Montiel, New Lead of UNRISD’s Gender Programme

16 Dec 2020

“Feminism Frees Women But Also Frees Men”. Interview with Francisco Cos-Montiel, New Lead of UNRISD’s Gender Programme

Francisco Cos-Montiel joined UNRISD at the beginning of November 2020 as research coordinator for our re-conceptualized and re-named Gender Justice and Development Programme (more details on that coming in 2021). Francisco brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked at the National Institute for Women and the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs in Mexico, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada, and two UN agencies: UN Women in Bangkok and United Nations University in Barcelona. In this interview we wanted to learn a little more about him and what his plans are for the Programme.

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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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HLPF in the Times of Covid-19: UNRISD’s Contribution

31 Jul 2020

HLPF in the Times of Covid-19: UNRISD’s Contribution

The 2020 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF, the UN’s central body to review progress on the Sustainable Development Goals) was marked, of course, by the COVID-19 pandemic and UNRISD rose to the challenge. In varying formats, evidence from UNRISD research enriched debates with national policy makers and civil society representatives.

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Contribuez à façonner la prochaine stratégie institutionnelle de l'UNRISD

6 Jul 2020

Help Shape UNRISD’s Next Institutional Strategy

We are conducting a global consultation on our Institutional Strategy 2021-2025 and we would like your input. Share your views on the current social development context and research priorities for the next five years of UNRISD’s work by filling in our survey.

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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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First Results Out From New UNRISD Research on Measuring Corporate Sustainability Performance

6 May 2020

First Results From New UNRISD Research on Measuring Corporate Sustainability Performance

Rethinking corporate sustainability disclosure and reporting is the ambitious goal of the UNRISD Sustainable Development Performance Indicators project, and the first set of research findings from one of the main workstreams is well on its way to achieving that aim. With the full report on transnational corporations and other large companies due out in a couple of months, the accompanying Research and Policy Brief setting out the main highlights is already available, providing a preview of the innovative insights from this research. The Brief casts into startling relief the gaps in the system that need to be changed if sustainability reporting is to assess the issues, indicators and targets that really matter from the perspective of sustainable development.

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