29 October 2015

Thematic Focus: General

EXCOM 2015 Wrap-up:

The 66th Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme ended on 9 October 2015.  Here is the HC's closing statement.  The report of the session is also now available.  A decision was taken on a multi-year workplan for Executive Committee Conclusions (see p. 7). Themes under consideration include "International cooperation from a protection and solutions perspective," "Youth," "Resilience and self-reliance from a protection and solutions perspective," and "Machine readable travel documents."  NGO statements are posted on the ICVA web site.  Other conference documents can be accessed via the plenary session page.


Expert Statement on Internally Displaced Persons, Washington, DC, 24 Aug. 2015 [text]

How the World Views Migration (IOM, Oct. 2015) [text]
- Prepared in collaboration with Gallup World Poll; see also related press release.

Religious Freedom Matters: USCIRF Conversation with UN High Commissioner Guterres (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Oct. 2015) [access]
- Follow link to access video.

Returning Home after Fukushima: Displacement from a Nuclear Disaster and International Guidelines for Internally Displaced Persons, Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series, vol. 1, no. 4 (IOM, Sept. 2015) [text]

What’s in a Name? The Complex Reality of Migration and Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century (openDemocracy, Oct. 2015) [text]

World Migration Report 2015 - Migrants and Cities: New Partnerships to Manage Mobility (IOM, Oct. 2015) [text]
- Also available in French and Spanish.

Related posts:
- News: Candidates for UN High Commissioner for Refugees (22 Oct. 2015)
- Thematic Focus: General, incl. Research Ethics (16 Oct. 2015)
- News: 66th Session of EXCOM (5 Oct. 2015)

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