07 July 2019

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1

Blog posts & commentary:

GCM Indicators (RLI Blog, June-July 2019)
- New posts in this series discuss the implementation of Obj. 19, Obj. 20 and Obj. 23.

How the West is Withdrawing into a Bunker of Its Own Making (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

'It is possible': An Interview with UNHCR's Grandi on World Refugee Day (InfoMigrants, June 2019) [text]

"Midyear Update: Returning Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 28 June 2019 [text]

There are 70 Million Refugees in the World. Here are 5 Solutions to the Problem (The Conversation, June 2019) [text]

To Stem the Flow of Refugees, Address the Conflicts at Its Core (Just Security Blog, July 2019) [text]

UNHCR to Launch First Global Refugee Forum (UNHCR, June 2019) [text]

Past events:

*Breaking Cycles of Displacement: Conference Documentation, BICC Knowledge Notes, no. 2 (Bonn International Center for Conversion, March 2019) [text]

UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 3-5 July 2019 [info]
- Theme was "Working Together, Better"; focused on such issues as "How do we use data and evidence to make an impact on refugee welfare? How can we harness the promise of the global compact on refugees, and what can we pledge to make it work? How do we maintain integrity, prevent fraud and safeguard those to whom we are responsible? And, as UNHCR undertakes a profound decentralization intended to place resources and decision closer to the field, how can we work with our NGO partners in a more local and regional manner?" Follow link for agenda, concept note, discussion papers, and videos. See also related news story.

Reference source:

Glossary on Migration, International Migration Law, no. 34 (IOM, June 2019 [text]
- "The purpose of this Glossary is to develop a common understanding and consistent use of migration and migration-related terms based, whenever possible, on international standards. Creating uniformity in language is an important starting point in migration discussions to ensure an accurate understanding and coherent exchange of information among actors working in the field of migration." More information is available in the press release.


Related posts:
- News: World Refugee Day (20 June 2019)
- New Resource: Rethinking Refuge (20 June 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (19 June 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2 (19 June 2019)

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