25 October 2017

Thematic Focus: General


The final Report of the Sixty-eighth Session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme has now been posted on the UNHCR web site (see also the official UN version). All other conference documents, statements and video are available here.


"Aspiration, Desire and Drivers of Migration," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 Oct. 2017 [free full-text]
- Introductory article for yet-to-be-published special issue.

Data for Migration and Asylum Policies: The Realities Hidden Within and Behind the Numbers, Oxford, 17 Oct. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016 (European Union, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Forced to Flee: A Multi-disciplinary Conference on Internal Displacement, Migration and Refugee Crises, London, 7-8 Nov. 2016 [conf. report]
- Note: This report was published in the International Review of the Red Cross. See also related speech and video.

*"Forced to Leave? The Discursive and Analytical Significance of Describing Migration as Forced and Voluntary," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 Oct. 2017 [open access]

"A Generalized Simulation Development Approach for Predicting Refugee Destinations," Scientific Reports, 7: 13377 (Oct. 2017) [open access]
- See also related Brunel Univ. news story.

Governments Must do More to Protect Displaced Persons, End Forced Disappearances, Experts Tell Third Committee Amid Calls for Greater Adherence to Conventions (UN, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Imagining Refugia: Could a New Transnational Polity Help Solve the Refugee Crisis?," Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]
- Register for free to access full-text.

New World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Centre to Improve Global Statistics on Forced Displacement (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

Responsibility-sharing and Mobility: Two Ideas for the Second Consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees (Forced Migration Forum, Oct. 2017) [text]
- Note: Feedback is invited re. the proposals presented in this blog post.

"Rethinking Refugees," The Blue Review, 9 Oct. 2017 [text]

State of the World's Emergencies 2017: A Briefing for New UK Parliamentarians (Bond, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Thematic Discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 17-18 October 2017 [info]
- Discussions 2 & 3 focused on: "Measures to be taken at the onset of a large movement of refugees (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar one)," and "Meeting needs and supporting communities (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillars two and three)." Follow the link for video. See also written contributions from States and stakeholders as well as this related UNHCR news story.


Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars of the Nazi Era (Northeastern Univ.) [access]
- A research effort "to retrace the forgotten career and life pathways of a group of scholars who attempted to flee Nazi persecution in the 1930s and 1940s. With the assistance of the New York Public Library, researchers have been examining archival files from the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, a private group that funded a select number of European scholars but was unable to accommodate thousands of others." See also related news story.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (16 Oct. 2017)

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