09 September 2015

Thematic Focus: General


Source: US Mission
Reuters has reported that the current UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Antonio Guterres, will be stepping down at the end of the year, once his term is completed.  Here is the vacancy announcement (apply by 14 Sept. 2015!).  ICVA notes in its Aug. 2015 bulletin that it will "be seeking to identify potential candidates and invite them to publicly respond to some key questions." (See also Jeff Crisp's Twitter feed for some of his questions regarding the selection process.) So far, the only official announcement of a nomination that I have seen is for Denmark's Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt.  Unofficially, I have heard that other potential candidates might include Jan Egeland (currently the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council), Filippo Grandi (former UNRWA Commissioner-General), Kristalina Georgieva (formerly a European Commissioner for humanitarian aid), and Karin Landgren (formerly the head of the UN Mission in Liberia).


Biennial Programme Budget 2016-2017 of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, Aug. 2015) [text]

Data Privacy: An Ethical Dilemma (Government Dept. at LSE Blog, Sept. 2015) [text]
- See also related journal article on data consent.

Data Protection in International Organizations and the New UNHCR Data Protection Policy: Light at the End of the Tunnel? (EJIL Talk Blog, Aug. 2015) [text]
- Note: UNHCR's "Policy on the Protection of Personal Data of Persons of Concern to UNHCR" is available on Refworld.

Internal Displacement (Oxford Bibliographies, April 2015) [text]

"Population Resettlement in War: Theory and Evidence from Soviet Archives," Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 59, no. 7 (Oct. 2015)  [eprint via author site]

A Review of UNHCR’s Engagement with the ‘Delivering as One’ (DaO) Initiative, PDES/2015/02 (UNHCR, May 2015) [text]

Urban Refugees Twitter Chat Summary (held July 2015; summary posted Aug. 2015) [access]

"What's the Best Bit of the UN? No. 1: The UNHCR," The Guardian, 7 Sept. 2015 [text]


Emerging Scholars Network (Kaldor Centre) [access]
- "[A]n interdisciplinary network of early career scholars in the fields of refugee & migration studies. The aim is to create opportunities for us to collaborate, converse and disseminate our research."

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- Thematic Focus: General (21 Aug. 2015)

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