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New Expert Commentary by Silke Staab

Check out the newest expert commentary by Silke Staab analysing how the World Bank’s 2019 World Development Report falls short in delivering on women’s right to social protection.   Photo credit: “Touched” by Rod Long (via...

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Featured Partner: ECLAC

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), founded in 1948 and headquartered in Santiago, Chile; is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. Its primary objective is contributing to the economic and social development of the region. ECLAC develops applied research, generates analyses, disseminates results...

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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 57th Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) is taking place from 11-21 February in New York. The priority theme for 2019 is Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.   The CSocD was established in 1946 to advise United Nations Economic and...

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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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