06 July 2018

Thematic Focus: General


On 29 June 2018, IOM Member States elected Antonio Vitorino over the U.S. candidate as their new Director General. For more information, see the following:
  • Les Dilemmes de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]
  • Funding Fears as US Loses IOM Leadership (Devex, July 2018) [text]
  • "How the US Lost Control of the International Organization for Migration," QZ, 29 June 2018 [text]
  • What is the International Organization for Migration (IOM)? (InfoMigrants, July 2018) [text]
Event & opp: 

Job announcement: Senior Associate for Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development [info]
-  Successful candidate will join the Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy (MDHP) and Policy Outreach teams. No application deadline indicated.

Policy forum: Reaching Internally Displaced Persons to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, New York, 17 July 2018 [info]


2018 UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 27-29 June 2018 [access]
- Theme was "Putting People First." Follow link for videos, social media summaries, and background materials. A conference report is forthcoming.

Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: A Report of the CSIS Task Force on the Global Forced Migration Crisis (Center for Strategic & International Studies, May 2018) [text]

"Costs, Needs, and Integration Efforts Shape Helping Behavior Toward Refugees," PNAS, Latest Articles, 25 June 2018 [open access]

"Global Public–private Partnerships and the New Constitutionalism of the Refugee Regime," Global Constitutionalism, vol. 7, no. 2 (July 2018) [free full-text]

International Organisations in the Field: Governing Mixed Migration in and through Practice, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2018/33 (European Univ. Institute, 2018) [text

IO Bureaucracies between Resource Mobilization and Problem-Solving: The Case of the UNHCR, Paper presented at 2018 International Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, 4-7 April 2018 [info]
- The full-text of this paper is not yet available to the general public; for more info., read the project description and a related paper.

Mind the Gap: Bringing Migration into Development Partnerships and Vice Versa (Migration Policy Institute, July 2018) [text]

New Project: The Roles of Faith and Local Faith Communities in Supporting Refugees (Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & UNHCR, June 2018) [info]

New Walled Order: How Barriers to Basic Services Turn Migration into a Humanitarian Crisis (IFRC, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Thematic Report on Racial Discrimination in the Context of Nationality, Citizenship and Immigration (Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, July 2018) [access]
- Follow link for report, additional recommendations, and submissions received from stakeholders.

What the Nazis Driving People from Homes Taught Philosopher Hannah Arendt about the Rights of Refugees (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (28 June 2018)

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