14 March 2018

Thematic Focus: General

Event & opportunity:

Panel discussion: Immigration Data Matters: How to Find the Most Accurate Resources, Washington, DC, 19 March 2018 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CFP: Forced Migration Processes: Trends, Concepts and Patterns, Bonn, 25-26 June 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 30 March 2018.


71st Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 6-8 March 2018 [access]
- Follow link for documents and presentations. Visit ICVA for NGO statements.

Beware the Notion That Better Data Lead to Better Outcomes for Refugees and Migrants (Chatham House Blog, March 2018) [text]

Expanding the Scope: Exploring Legal Options for Migration (RMMS, March 2018) [text]

Maritime Migration: Deadly Waters Take Their Toll (RMMS, Feb. 2018) [text]

A Populist Myth about Immigration Courts and Public Opinion: Evidence from the US and Sweden (openDemocracy, March 2018) [text]

Regional Migration Governance: Contributions to a Sustainable International Migration Architecture, Discussion Paper 1/2018 (German Development Institute, 2018) [text]

Return Migration: A Conceptual and Policy Framework (Center for Migration Studies, March 2018) [text]

Sixteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration, New York, 15-16 Feb. 2018 [info]
- "The purpose of the meeting will be to contribute to the preparation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by (a) taking stock of existing data and research on relevant topics, (b) highlighting gaps in the current evidence base and (c) assessing priorities for the further development of data, research and training to support the implementation of the Global Compact. In addition, the meeting will allow participants to share information about progress in monitoring the implementation of the migration-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting will also allow participants to present and coordinate their recent activities and initiatives on migration."

State Fragility as a Cause of Forced Displacement: Identifying Theoretical Channels for Empirical Research, Discussion Paper 30/2017 (German Development Institute, 2017) [text]

Statistical Yearbook 2016, 16th ed. (UNHCR, 2017; issued Feb. 2018) [text]
- "The main purpose of the Statistical Yearbook is to provide in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics and data on the population falling under UNHCR’s mandate, at world, regional and national levels..."

UNHCR Policy on Age, Gender and Diversity, UNHCR/HCP/2018/1 (UNHCR, 8 March 2018) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

"Witnessing and Disrupting: The Ethics of Working with Testimony for Refugee Advocacy," Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 9, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [Academia]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General, incl. Global Compacts (1 March 2018)

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