9-13 May 2011
Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries
In accordance with UN General Assembly resolutions and the note of the UN Secretary-General outlining the modalities of the conference, its objectives are to comprehensively assess the implementation by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and their development partners of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for Decade 2001-2010 adopted in Brussels in 2001 (the Brussels Programme).
8-10 May 2011
Moving Toward a Sustainable Future: Opportunities and Challenges
New York, United States
The conference theme is "Moving Toward a Sustainable Future: Opportunities and Challenges." Within this theme the 17th International Sustainable Development Research Conference will explore the fundamental question of whether the aspirations of global society to continued growth can be harmonized with the existing limits imposed by Earth's resource base including mineral reserves, capacity for renewable resources and ecosystems. ISDRC17 will explore how progress in the field of sustainable development can be translated into political action in preparation of the Rio+20 conference to be held in 2012.
10-11 March 2011
Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020
The conference will focus on the role of statistics in policymaking and political decision-making, using the Europe 2020 strategy as a case in point. It will discuss the role statistics played in the formulation of the strategy and the role it will have in its implementation. This will be done in a broader framework of statistics used for evidence based decision making where the statistical support for the Europe 2020 strategy is a concrete example.
4-7 March 2011
1st International Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States
Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Introducing the UNESCO Chair Caribbean Small Island Developing States. The governance of Caribbean SIDS for sustainable development is a big challenge. Besides nature human behavior puts a lot of pressure on this development. To discuss related issues and to share best practices this scientific conference is being held.
10-12 February 2011
Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health
New Delhi, India
Agriculture impacts poor people’s nutrition and health, and people’s nutrition and health in turn affects their productivity. As a supplier of food, a source of income, and an engine of growth, agriculture has the potential to significantly and sustainably improve poor people’s nutrition and health. This conference will inform, influence, and catalyze action to better use investments in agriculture to achieve nutrition security and good health for the world’s poor people.
22-23 January 2011
Measuring Poverty: The State of the Art
Bristol, United Kingdom
This free 1½ day memorial conference will examine the current state of the art of poverty measurement around the world. Many of the world’s leading researchers will explain the latest advances in poverty measurement methodology for policy purposes in their own countries and regions. Each session will include time for discussion.
8-11 December 2010
Understanding Quality of Life and Building a Happier Tomorrow
This will be the first ISQOLS conference in Asia. It represents a special opportunity for academics & researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from Asia and elsewhere to meet and share knowledge. The aim of our conference is to display the high quality of research into quality of life that is occurring in the Asian region and around the world. The conference provides an opportunity to showcase research relevant to the development of public policy and provides an opportunity to work together to build 'a happier tomorrow'.
7 December 2010
“Mismeasuring our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up”: A Panel Discussion
New York, United States
Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies—considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions.
22-26 November 2010
Global South South Development Expo 2010
The GSSD Expo is not designed for the discussion of problems or the presentation of generalized scenarios and prescriptions for solving them. Rather, it is designed solely to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the United Nations system, and private-sector and civil society organizations to systematically and regularly showcase their evidence-based SSDSs. These solutions are deeply rooted in and developed under historical, political, economic, social and geographical conditions specific to the SSDS-originating countries.
11-12 November 2010
3rd Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Human Development and the Human Capabilities Approach: Furthering Agency, Empowerment and Democracy
Porto Alegre, Brazil
The Organizing Committee of the III Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Human Development and the Capabilities Approach kindly invites academics, researchers, post-graduate students and professionals working in diverse areas (public policy, civil society organizations, etc.) to submit paper proposals to be presented during the 2010 conference.
8-11 November 2010
Global Forum on Migration and Development 2010
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico proposes as the central theme of the Fourth GFMD Meeting: "Partnerships for migration and human development: shared prosperity – shared responsibility."
5 November 2010
Values, Ethics and Morality: Development Studies Association Annual Conference
Westminster, United Kingdom
This one day conference provides an opportunity for colleagues to reflect critically upon fundamental concepts of development in terms of both objectives and processes. The past twelve months have led many in our community to critically reflect on the values, beliefs, behaviours, ideas and relationships that we hold as we undertake research intended to support the progress of societies. But what is progress ? The constructive challenging of deep-seated assumptions about development often get submerged in the minutiae of policy driven which distort the complexity of development.
20-22 October 2010
Official statistics and the environment: Approaches, issues, challenges and linkages
As ever more countries focus on understanding the factors that affect the environment and seek ways to protect it, they are realizing that a broad range of economic and social activities matter, and more importantly, that the effects of those activities with the environment are intertwined. Also, greater consideration is being given to the issue of the measurement of sustainability, with environmental issues as an important component.
11-14 October 2010
Third Global Forum on Gender Statistics
The focus of the 2010 Forum is on the gender dimensions of health statistics, including measurement of maternal mortality, causes of death and disability, and related methodological advances. National practices in the incorporation of a gender perspective in national statistical systems and in the measurement of women and men’s health will be reviewed.
7-8 October 2010
2010 Gallup Wellbeing Forum
Washington DC, United States
The 2010 Gallup Wellbeing Forum brings together world-renowned research scientists and nationally recognized leaders from healthcare, government, and industry to understand and explore crucial issues that affect the wellbeing of the world's 6 billion citizens.
21-23 September 2010
2010 Conference of the HDCA: Human Rights and Human Development
ncreasingly the relationship between human rights and human development is becoming a focus for researchers and practitioners alike. The integration of the two concepts could be a stimulus for scholars as it carries methodological, substantive and policy implications. Additionally, the link between the human rights and the capability approach to human development can be regarded as rich area for further analysis. It may also act as a catalyst for future research which could deepen the understanding of the scope and importance of the capability approach.
20-25 September 2010
Fifth International Workshop on Dynamics of Social and Economical Systems
The primary aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists working on the development of models able to prospect and to evaluate social end economical situations to future.
10-11 September 2010
3rd International Conference Migration and Development
The conference is devoted to investigating channels through which migration affects economic outcomes of developing countries. Possible topics include social networks and diaspora externalities, remittances, return migration, migration and the pattern of trade/FDI, brain drain, migration and institutional/technological change, migration and regional/urban development, and the effect of emigration on poverty, inequality, and human capital (education, health) formation in developing countries.
9-10 September 2010
Data Summit 2010
In almost any domain, there are a few central repositories of data, maintained by national or international agencies, companies, organizations, or individuals. The purpose of the Wolfram Data Summit is to bring together key people responsible for these repositories to exchange ideas, learn from each others' experiences, and develop innovative concepts for the future.
8-10 September 2010
Ten Years of War against Poverty: What Have We Learned since 2000? What Should We Do 2010-2020?
The Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) will celebrate ten years of poverty research with an international conference hosted by the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester. This event will bring together leading poverty researchers and actors for poverty reduction to: (1) review the ‘state of the art’ in poverty reduction; (2) showcase CPRC’s key research findings on chronic poverty; (3) set the research and policy agenda on poverty research for the next 10 years (2010-2020).
24 July 2010
IAFFE Annual Conference: Global Economic Crises and Feminist Rethinking of the Development Discourse
Buenos Aires, Argentina
IAFFE examines the effects of the current global economic crisis on women’s work and livelihoods and issues of migration, political participation, women’s autonomy, changing family structures, and social policies – particularly those affecting health and reproductive policies. IAFFE welcomes themes such as North-South discourses/debates on development, domestic violence, feminist ecology, caring labor, sex work, international finance, and critical engagements with the intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender.
7-10 July 2010
EcoMod2010 - International Conference on Economic Modeling
The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis for policy and decision-making in the public and private sector. The conference will cover all areas of applied modeling in economics.
30 June to 2 July 2010
13th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Basic Income as an Instrument for Justice and Peace
Sao Paulo, Brazil
For the very first time in its history, the international basic income network will hold a meeting in Latin America, more specifically in Brazil. Every other year researchers, scholars, policy makers and politicians from different parts of the world get together to discuss alternatives that could lead to the promotion and implementation of an elementary principle of social justice: the guarantee of a monetary income, of equal value, unconditional and free of quid pro quo, to all citizens that are members of a community.
27 June to 3 July 2010
Luxembourg Income Study Summer Workshop
The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Summer Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy using the LIS database.
22-23 June 2010
AISSEC Workshop: Comparing Inequalities
The workshop aims at having empirical and methodological contributions on economic and social inequality under a comparative perspective. The workshop is organized into two sessions, dedicated to themes of crucial importance in present economic and policy debates. Each session, in addition to an invited keynote speaker, will consist of four/five papers selected by the Scientific Committee.
18-19 June 2010
Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE)
The Helsinki Center of Economic Research (HECER) and the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) will jointly organize the Nordic Conference in Development Economics.
27-28 May 2010
III Workshop on Gender Economics
The aim of the Workshop is to offer young researchers interested in gender economics a forum for the presentation and discussion of research papers representing current advances in the field. Cecilia García Peñalosa will give the keynote lecture in this third edition. In addition, there will be 10 papers to be presented and discussed in the two-days conference.
13-15 May 2010
UNU-WIDER 25th Anniversary Conference: The Triple Crisis – Finance, Food and Climate Change
The three day anniversary conference will be an international gathering with an audience of more than 200 top academics, practitioners and policymakers from across the developing and developed world, including the United Nations and the international donor community.
13-14 May 2010
1st International Workshop on Research on ICT for Human Development
With the aim of promoting and broadcasting Research on ICT focused on Human Development, and analysing the impact of this kind of research in international cooperation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and EHAS Foundation have the pleasure to invite you to the 1st International Workshop on Research on ICT for Human Development.
10-11 April 2010
Festival of Films on Human development
The festival was the culmination of a unique partnership to raise awareness on specific human development challenges through documentaries prepared by FTII alumni. A series of 26 films from 13 Indian States, prepared under the UNDP India – Planning Commission project “Strengthening State Plans for Human Development” were showcased at the film festival.
8-9 April 2010
Workshop on Well-being, Happiness and the Environment
The principal aim of this workshop is to assess the contribution of the recent economic literature that links directly self reported measures of mental health, life satisfaction or happiness to environmental quality. What can we learn on the relationship between environment and well-being from this literature? Can this data be used to inform cost benefit analyses and public policies?
1 March - 2 April 2010
Statistics, Knowledge and Policy: Understanding Societal Change
The e-course has been designed to provide assistance to those wanting to understand the progress of their societies and promote evidence-based debate and policy making. It is ideal for statisticians, economists, policy makers, NGO staff and journalists, as well as those from the private and civil society sectors.
28-29 January 2010
Twenty Years of Human Development: The past and the future of the Human Development Index
The Von Hugel Institute/Capability and Sustainability Network, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Human Development Report Office (HDRO), invites researchers from different disciplines and parts of the world to submit papers on the history of Human Development and its future prospects. The general aim of this workshop is twofold: to stimulate further understanding of the last twenty years of the Human Development perspective and to examine proposals for improving its future prospects.
18 December 2009
International Migrants' Day
The UN proclamation of the International Migrants' Day is an important step, offering a rallying point for everyone across the world who is concerned with the protection of migrants. The UN invited all UN member states, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations to observe this day by disseminating information on human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, sharing experiences, and undertaking action to ensure the protection of migrants.
4-5 November 2009
3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development
The Global Forum on Migration and Development is a voluntary, non-binding and informal consultative process open to all States Members and Observers of the United Nations. On the 16th of December 2008, Greece assumed the annual Presidency of the 3rd Global Forum on Migration and Development- GFMD, as well as and the organisation of similar meetings that will take place in Athens between the 2nd and 5th of November 2009 under the title: “INTEGRATING MIGRATION POLICIES INTO DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL”. The meeting will be conducted into two parts: the first part is dedicated to Civil Society Days, on the 2nd and 3rd of November, while the second is the Government part, on the 4th and 5th of November.
2-3 November 2009
1st Migration and Development Virtual Fair
The EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) is holding a Migration and Development Virtual Fair 2009 in parallel with the GFMD Civil Society Days (2-3 November 2009). The first such M&D event of its kind, it will bring together 1000s of ‘virtual’ visitors to network, explore virtual exhibitions and post questions online to key participants in Athens.
27-30 October 2009
3rd OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy
The 3rd World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” will be held in Busan, Korea on 27-30 October 2009. The Forum will attract some 1 500 high level participants with a mixture of politicians and policy makers, opinion leaders, Nobel laureates, statisticians, academics, journalists and representatives of civil society, from over 130 countries.
26 October 2009
2009 Global NHDR Teams Meeting
The global meeting took place in parallel to the 3rd OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy and included a private session for Global NHDR Teams as well as participation in official sessions of the 3rd World Forum.
14-18 September 2009
14th International Metropolis Conference
Globalization has made international migration easier in many respects. The cost of travel has dropped; information about opportunities in destination countries has increased; the incentives to migrate are high, partly as a result of such increased information flows. These incentives are shared by those with the skills that are sought by destination countries as well as by those who do not possess them, or who migrate for other reasons, for instance as refugees, asylum-seekers, or family dependents.
10-12 September 2009
Human Development and Capability Association International Conference
The International Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) sets out to explore the relationships between participation, poverty and power from the perspective of their contribution to human development and capabilities.
23-24 July 2009
Measuring subjective well-being: an opportunity for National Statistical Offices?
Enhancing societal progress needs timely and reliable data that allow policy makers and the public at large to understand and interpret the dynamics of social change. While this task has traditionally relied on objective measures, subjective measures of people’s attitudes, experiences and feelings are playing an increasingly important role in recent discussions among economists, psychologists and policy makers. These discussions
15-16 July 2009
Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge
While dynamic graphics and communication tools are at the heart of the seminar, we also want to focus on a broader range of tools. The seminar will also include the use of videos, as explored by GapMinder and others, and participative approaches, as seen in some web 2.0 initiatives; and – although innovative tools are themselves of great interest, and worthy of being presented at the seminar – the focus of the seminar will be on innovative applications of tools, for example, so-called story-telling applications.
18-20 June 2009
Data Designed for Decisions: Enhancing social, economic and environmental progress
This is a conference for intermediaries between data, knowledge and empowerment. We will investigate selection, visualisation, interpretation and communication of data, and how it can be effectively used to: help understand complex issues, make data relevant at a personal level, close the gap between objective measurement and perception, and take decisions based on evidence.
11-15 May 2009
Statistics, Knowledge and Policy: Understanding Societal Change
The course has been designed for individuals wanting to understand the progress of their societies and promote evidence-based debate and policy making.
30 March – 10 April 2009
Teaching Human Development discipline in higher educational establishments
Uzbekistan: University of World Economy and Diplomacy
In the context of initiated joint work with the higher educational establishments, the is a growing demand in enlarging knowledge and skills of teachers of the higher educational institutions in introduce Human Development course into their teaching practices. The main purpose of the Training of Trainers is to (i) strengthen knowledge and skills of teachers from main higher educational institutions of Uzbekistan and (ii) graduate trainers for teaching Human Development discipline under the curriculum of their respective high educational institutions who are able to conduct training in Uzbek language at the regional level.
1-5 February 2009
Tenth Annual Global Development Conference
Kuwait City, Kuwait
The theme of the conference is 'Natural Resources and Development'. The conference host is the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and we be held at their headquarters in Kuwait.
26 January 2009
International Economic Forum Latin America and the Caribbean
The OECD Development Centre, the French Ministry of Finance, the Inter-American Development Bank and UBIFRANCE are organising the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean 2009. This high-level event will bring together a selective group of ministers, central bankers, economist and representatives from the public and private sectors to discuss key economic issues for Latin America.
7-12 December 2008
2nd Global Forum for Media Development
In today's linked-up world where information races from one part of the globe to the other and where the process of globalisation affects all of us, a growing demand is emerging: "Quality information for All". This is not only a demand from people who use and consume media. It is not only a demand from people who work in the media. Quality information is a necessity for all societies, whether rich or poor, whether in Europe or in Africa, in Asia or in North America, in Australia or in Latin America.
17-21 November 2008
7th Global Conference on Human Development
The Institute of Cultural Affairs International, with support from UNDP Poverty Practice, CIVICUS and the Global Compact, will host the 7th quadrennial Global Conference on Human Development. The preliminary lens for the 7th Global Conference is a set of 10 major human development challenges, which serve as starting-points for preparatory conversations.
20-21 October 2008
OECD-EC Course on Composite development indicators
The objective of this course is to train officials from the National Statistical Offices of the New Member States on composite indicators development and assessment. In the course, besides the steps required to build a composite indicator, we explore the factors affecting country scores and ranking (such as the issue of weighting, the imputation of missing values, the type of hierarchical structure chosen to represent the framework, or the aggregation method chosen). The course will also illustrate how to gauge the robustness of the message conveyed by a composite indicator, through a combination of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.
15-17 October 2008
2nd Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Human Development and the Human Capabilities Approach
The conference will include three types of activities: guest speakers,, workshops and parallel sessions, including activities that examine the way in which the Capabilities Approach (CA) can be used to better understand the problems that confront the region. Four broad topics to be addressed in the conference are: normative questions, poverty and public policy, inequality and rights, and empowerment and agency.
14-26 Sept. 2008
Human Development - Oxford Course 2008
The Human Development Report Office of UNDP, the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA), and the University of Oxford are pleased to announce the fifth training course on Human Development: From Theory to Practice. The course draws on the extensive intellectual resources of Oxford, as well as the practical experience of leading analysts from international development agencies. The aim of this course is to provide training on the theory and practical applications of the Human Development and Capability concepts. The course is designed to be an intensive learning experience for both practitioners within and outside of UNDP who have a long-standing interest and experience in development issues.
10-13 September 2008
Human Development and Capability Association Annual Conference
New Delhi, India
Organised by Institute for Human Development, New Delhi - The Annual Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) sets out to explore the relationships between equality, inclusion and human development. Equality here is understood not only as equality in incomes and capabilities between and within social groups, women and men or individuals, but also in terms of possessing the basic capabilities to overcome wider socio-economic and political constraints. It includes perceptions of inequality as well as more objectively measured inequalities.
8 to 10 September 2008
Atelier technique régional sur la mesure du développement humain
Le Bureau du Rapport mondial sur le développement humain (BRDH), en partenariat avec le Bureau Régional pour l’Afrique (BRA), organise un Atelier Technique Régional sur la Mesure du Développement Humain à l’intention des pays francophones d’Afrique sub-saharienne. Le but de l’atelier est d’aider à mieux comprendre l’utilisation des statistiques en vue de l’analyse du développement humain pour la prise de décisions. Un atelier du même ordre a été organisé en septembre 2007, à l’intention des pays anglophones d’Afrique sub-saharienne.
7-18 Jul 2008
Sustainable Human Development - Regional Challenges and Responses
The course will be policy oriented and bring together practitioners, mid- and high-level policy makers, academics, and civil-society activists from the region as well as experts on issues of human development and the Millennium Development Goals.
21-23 January 2008
GCC Qatar-led Technical Workshop on Measuring Human Development
The Government of Qatar has a GCC mandate to lead sub-regional work in the area of statistics. As such, the Government of Qatar has approached the Human Development Report Office and the Regional Bureau for Arab States for technical support to organize a GCC technical workshop on statistics and measuring human development.
24-26 September 2007
Regional Technical Workshop on Measuring Human Development
The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) in partnership with the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) is collaborating on a statistical capacity building initiative to support Human Development Report (HDR) teams and partners on human development measurement issues - through a Regional Technical Workshop on Measuring Human Development.
2-5 June 2011
ACSEE - The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2011
For more than a decade, sustainability has emerged a global issue for business and industry, government, and academia. Historically, sustainability has been associated with environmental concerns such as the energy crisis and global warming. Today, however, it is recognized that social/economic justice is equally important to achieving a sustainable future.
22-25 June 2010
International Conference on Sustainable Social and Human Development
The conference is providing an inter-disciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics. The Conference is serving as a forum to foster dialogue among various stakeholders, including senior level policy makers, academics, and practitioners.
6-8 July 2011
New Directions in Welfare
In July 2011 at Paris, the range of papers and topics will follow a similar pattern to the Oxford Conference which was attended by over 130 economists and generated a special issue of the Journal of Public Economics in honor of Professor Amartya Sen. We welcome contributions from theorists and empiricists alike who are interested in broadening our understanding of the economics of welfare which continues to flourish.
8-10 July 2011
10th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship
Mansfield College, Oxford, UK
The inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore the role of ecology and environmental thinking in the context of contemporary society and international affairs, and assess the implications for our understandings of fairness, justice and global citizenship. 'Environmental justice' is conceived broadly as reflecting not only justice in the context of human communities but also towards other species, ecosystems, habitats, landscapes, succeeding generations and the environment as a whole.
25-28 July 2011
6th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
The Economics Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 6th Annual International Symposium in Athens, Greece, 25-28 July 2011. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic organization with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers - from all over the world - could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline.
21-26 August 2011
58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute (ISI 2011)
Established in 1885, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) is one of the oldest scientific associations operating in the modern world. Its success can be attributed to the worldwide demand for professional statistical information, its leadership in the development of statistical methods and their applications, and in the collective dedication of its members.
22-26 August 2011
Ecocity World Summit
The distinctive conference program will build on work of past Ecocity World Summits while adding new conference themes, participatory methods, and projects that will last beyond the life of the conference. Detailed conference content and design will be developed in collaboration with local and international partners, making sure that the particular urban ecological expertise of Montréal is highlighted.
24 August – 3 September 2011
Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The purpose of this intensive summer school is to provide a thorough conceptual and technical introduction to current literature and techniques of measuring and comparing capabilities, drawing on various techniques of multidimensional measurement and of statistical analysis.
3-5 September 2011
64th Annual U.N. Department of Public Information (DPI) / NGOs Conference
The objective of the Conference “on the road” is to diversify and increase the geographical representation of NGOs associated with the Department of Public Information, as well as focus on the work of NGOs in that region. As a result of DPI’s recently revised policy, whereby priority is given to associating NGOs based in the region hosting the Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, the new additions have contributed to solidifying the trend of increasing geographic diversity among the non-governmental organizations affiliated with DPI.
6-8 September 2011
2011 HDCA Conference: Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities
The Hague, The Netherlands
Bringing about human development for all is a challenge. It is not sufficient to investigate how human capabilities are expanded or diminished by our current policies, institutional arrangements, incentive structures, social practices, infrastructures and technologies. Grounded in our understanding of these realities, we also need to be creative and innovative in order to bring about change. The 2011 conference theme Innovation, Development and Human Capabilities is an invitation to discuss and reflect on this.
19-22 September 2011
Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty
York, United Kingdom
The conference seeks to go forward by rethinking what are new universals in terms of ideas, and narratives that will allow humanity to reach some kind of adaptive and sustainable pathway or pathways by taking inter-cultural, inter-generational and inter-disciplinary forces into account. Please consult the conference description for a broader introduction to the theme, or download the conference leafltet for key facts about the event.
19-20 October 2011
The Tipping Point: Sustained stability in the next economy (UNEP Global Roundtable)
Washington DC, United States
Coming just seven months ahead of the landmark United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit scheduled for May 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UNEP FI’s 2011 Global Roundtable is the perfect opportunity to cast a spotlight on what the sustainable development agenda means for the world’s finance, investment and insurance sectors. The 2011 Roundtable will be an exclusive platform where the global financial sector will have a unique opportunity to define what it expects to achieve in Rio.