10 April 2019

Thematic Focus: General


Escaping Violence: New Approaches to Forced Migration, New York, 12 April 2019 [info]
- This "conference will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Aristide R. Zolberg’s seminal work, Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World." An excerpt from the book on "Refugee-Warrior Communities" is available via CMI.

Global Refugee Forum, Geneva, 17-18 December 2019 (UNHCR) [info]
- Follow the link for general info about the forum along with background materials for the first preparatory meeting that was held 29 March 2019. Two more preparatory meetings will take place on 25 June and 14 November.


Around the World, More Say Immigrants are a Strength Than a Burden (Pew Research Center, March 2019) [text]
- Report summaries available in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

A Brief and Somewhat Sceptical Perspective on the International Organization for Migration (Kaldor Centre, April 2019) [text]

Fragile States Index (Fund for Peace, April 2019) [access]
- See also related New Humanitarian article about the compilation of the index and more special coverage of the index.

Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do U.S. Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs? (Council on Foreign Relations, April 2019) [text]

The Future of Migration (Public Books, April 2019) [text]

GCM Indicators (RLI Blog, March & Apr. 2019)
- Two new posts in this series focus on the implementation of Obj. 4 and Obj. 15 of the Global Compact on Migration.

"Global Refugee Response System Needs Transformative Change," Policy Options, 10 April 2019 [text]

"How a Multinational Project is Striving to Change Refugee Research," University Affairs, 1 April 2019 [text]

"Implementing the Global Compacts: The Importance of a Whole-of-society Approach," Forced Migration Review, no. 60 (March 2019) [open access]

The IOM’s New Status and its Role under the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Pause for Thought (EJIL: Talk Blog, March 2019) [text]

MIGNEX Handbook (Aligning Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus Research Project, Forthcoming) [open access]
- Currently, the first four chapters are available; they cover project management and quality assurance, concepts and definitions, data management, and research ethics/integrity.

Migration Policy Practice, vol. IX, no. 1 (Jan.-March 2019) [full-text]
- This issue "seeks to present challenges, opportunities, existing practices and policy implications in the field of return and reintegration."

Q&A with the Refugee Journalism Project (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Understanding Immobility: Moving Beyond the Mobility Bias in Migration Studies," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 31 March 2019 [open access]


UN Refugee Chief Urges Security Council for Firm Response to Record-high Displacement (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]
- Includes link to Filippo Grandi's to the UN Security Council. The complete briefing can be viewed here. See also the related transcript.

Related posts:
- New Open Access Book (29 March 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General (28 March 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

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