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Featured Partner: ESCWA

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is the regional development arm of the United Nations in the Arab region, serving as an interface between the global and national arenas. Through research, advocacy and capacity-building, ESCWA works to support the achievement of inclusive, rights-based and sustainable economic...

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Side Event at the Human Rights Council

UNRISD and partners hold a Side Event on Social Protection Floors and Human Rights at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council (6 March 2015). This event served to enhance awareness of and adherence to social security as a human right as well as to improve understanding of the steps...

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February Highlights

Commission for Social Development The 56th Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) is taking place until 7 February in New York. The priority theme for 2018 is Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all. The CSocD was established in 1946 to advise United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on social...

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First advisory board meeting

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The first advisory board meeting was held on 23 January 2015 via teleconference. The advisory board is composed of twelve experts working in the human rights and social policy fields who will provide the platform with guidance and strategic...

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