In this edition of the UNRISD e-Bulletin , there is a preview of one of our innovative activities, and one which touches a nerve in current development debates: a new web platform Linking Social Protection and Human Rights, developed in collaboration with Magdalena Sepúlveda, former UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and currently Visiting Fellow at UNRISD.
We also recently launched a new research project, New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South, with a workshop and lively public panel debate about which you'll find information below.
In addition to a wide array of publications and seminars, for example on social and solidarity economy, migration and health in China, and development lessons from Korea, we’ve recently reached out to policy makers in New York and Geneva by participating in briefings of UN delegates on the post-2015 development agenda.
Other lively outreach activities have involved Master’s candidates from the International Institute of Social Studies, and local high school students. We’re also announcing the winners of the first edition of the Young Scholars Think Piece Series and have been impressed with the level of the winning entries.
The UNRISD e-Bulletin will now take a break until September—but UNRISD staff will be hard at work over the European summer on a range of institutional and research activities, and preparing the next instalment of news and publications from the Institute. Until then, we hope you enjoy browsing through our recent work, and we wish you a pleasant and productive few months.