18 January 2018

Thematic Focus: General

Addressing Forced Displacement through Development Planning and Co-operation: Guidance for Donor Policy Makers and Practitioners (OECD, Nov. 2017) [text]

Ensuring Respect for Rights in the Provision of Refugee Protection and Assistance: Summary of an Expert Meeting Held at UNHCR, Geneva, 13 November 2017 [text]

Evaluation of UNHCR's Leadership of the Global Cluster and Field Protection Clusters: 2014-2016, ES/2017/04 (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]
- See also management's response.

Five Migration Trends to Watch in 2018 (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

Global Compact on Migration: Issues at Play (Center for Migration Studies, 2018) [text]

"How Friends Become Foes: Exploring the Role of Documents in Shaping UNHCR’s Behaviour," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 8 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]
- Note: This article was freely available for a short period, but has now gone back behind a paywall.

International Forum on Migration Statistics, Paris, 15-16 Jan. 2018 [info]
- Several sessions focused on forced migration data, including one on the Expert Group on Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Statistics (EGRIS).

"Migration Can Benefit the World. This is How We at the UN Plan to Help," The Guardian, 11 Jan. 2018 [text]
- Opinion piece by the UN Secretary General.

Moving Beyond “Root Causes:” The Complicated Relationship between Development and Migration (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2018) [text]

*On the Move (The World in 2018) [text]
- "Two new global agreements will try, largely in vain, to bring order to flows of refugees and migrants."

"Positive Thinking Elevates Tolerance: Experimental Effects of Happiness on Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers," Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Forthcoming, 2018) [postprint]

"Refugees, Development, Debt, Austerity: A Selected History," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 6, no. 1 (2018) [open access]

Report of the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS): Note by the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. E/CN.3/2018/16 (UN Economic and Social Council, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Note: This report will be discussed at the upcoming session of the UN Statistical Commission, New York, 6-9 March 2018. EGRIS was also the focus of a panel at the recently held migration statistics forum (see above).

Securitisation of Borders and the UN's Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Legal Studies Research Paper, no. 270 (Queen Mary University of London, Jan. 2018) [text via SSRN]

Setting Standards for an Integrated Approach to Reintegration: Summary Report (Samuel Hall, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Shaping the RRI: Preliminary Work Completed (DARA, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Update on the Refugee Response Index.

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, Dayton, OH, 8-10 Nov. 2017 [info]
- The first plenary dialogue focused on "Forced Migration." Various panels addressed issues relating to displacement, migration and refugees; click through for papers.

The Top Refugee Issues to Watch in 2018 (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2018) [text]

Who Funds Which Multilateral Organizations?, Global Views, no. 8 (Brookings Institution, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post.

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Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (5 Jan. 2018)

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