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The UNRISD mission is to generate knowledge and articulate policy alternatives on contemporary development issues, thereby contributing to the broader goals of the UN system of reducing poverty and inequality, advancing well-being and rights, and creating more democratic and just societies.

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
OVRCM INQLTY TWRD NEW ECO SOC CON

Overcoming Inequalities: Towards a New Eco-social Contract

31 Aug 2022
This Strategy sets out the priorities and themes of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development over the period 2021–2025. It integrates research, communications, policy engagement, results and impact—and is calibrated against the fast-moving social, economic and political contex...
PROTECT & SUPPORT VULNE COVID CRIS

Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Groups Through the Covid-19 Crisis

15 Jul 2020
Covid-19 (coronavirus) is hitting vulnerable people the hardest. This is already devastating in high-income countries with comprehensive and effective health and welfare systems, but it may well be catastrophic in those without, and especially in low-income and least developed countries. How exac...
POLICY INNOVATIONS FOR TRANSFORMAT

Policy Innovations for Transformative Change

Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 Feb 2017
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 challenge now is to put this vision into action. Policy Innovations for Transformative Change, the UNRISD ...
COMBATING POVERTY & INEQUALITY

Combating Poverty and Inequality

Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics

21 Sep 2010
Poverty reduction is a central feature of the international development agenda and contemporary poverty reduction strategies increasingly focus on “targeting the poor”, yet poverty and inequality remain intractable foes. The report seeks to explain why people are poor and why inequalities exist, ...
IGUALDAD DE GENERO LA LUCHA POR

Igualdad de Género

La lucha por la Justicia en un Mundo Desigual

19 May 2006
Diez años después de la Cuarta Conferencia Mundial sobre la Mujer llevada a cabo en Beijing, una pregunta importante que muchas organizaciones de mujeres están planteándose en todo el mundo es: ¿Qué tanto se ha logrado en la última década? Es evidente que ha habido algunas mejoras notables para l...
FROM UNSUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE CITIE

From Unsustainable to Inclusive Cities

22 Apr 2005
This volume brings together case studies by urban development practitioners assisting in efforts to achieve dignified living and working conditions for some of the most vulnerable groups in large cities of the South, from Asia to Africa to Latin America. The authors reflect on the actual content ...
COMMUNICATION THE INFO SOCIETY

Communicating in the Information Society

22 Apr 2005
This collection of essays casts a spotlight on the often neglected corners of what is known as the information society. Several very different layers are illuminated, from the philosophical underpinnings of the role of information in society, to the context and manner in which the concept has rec...
GENDER EQUALITY STRIVING FOR JUST

Gender Equality

Striving for Justice in an Unequal World

16 Mar 2005