Pia Rattenhuber at UNU-FLORES United Nations Day 2021 commemorative event

Dresden and virtually 5 October 2021

United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources (UNU-FLORES) organizes a commemorative event in Dresden on the occasion of the UN day 2021. The topic of the event is Inequalities in crises. UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Pia Rattenhuber gives the keynote speech at the event.

The presentation of Pia Rattenhuber discusses how international crises act as a magnifying glass for existing inequalities and how we can counteract them. Her presentation is based on her work as the focal point of the SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development  project.

Other speakers are

  • Dr. Kristin Klaudia Kaufmann, Deputy Mayor for Employment, Social Affairs, Health and Housing, City of Dresden
  • Dorothea Trappe, Managing Director, Entwicklungspolitisches Netzwerk Sachsen e.V.
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Lessmann, Professor of Economics (esp. International Economics), Technische Universität Dresden
About the event

Once a year, to commemorate UN Day in Dresden, UNU-FLORES with its partners gathers to discuss one of the key issues of the United Nations and its importance in the day-to-day life of the local community. This year the discussions focus on how international crises act as a magnifying glass for existing inequalities and how we can counter them.

The Award Ceremony of the 22nd Lokale Agenda e.V. and the Lions Club Dresden Agenda 21 Contest will be held as part of the event.

The public event is in German, with a partial translation into English available in the live stream.


This presentation is part of the UNU-WIDER project SOUTHMOD - simulating tax and benefit policies for development. Tax-benefit microsimulation models provide knowledge for better policy-making and inclusive development. With the models the effects of different policy scenarios on poverty, inequality, and government revenues can be analysed and compared.

SOUTHMOD project is part of UNU-WIDER's research and capacity building programme on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (Norad).