How UNHCR Is Facing a World of New Protection Challenges
|When:||Tuesday, May 15, 2012
2:30 to 4:00 PM
Migration Policy Institute
Volker Türk, Director of International Protection, UNHCR
Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Founder and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs
Today millions of people are obliged to flee their countries because of conflict exacerbated by rapid population growth and urbanization, climate change, and water, food, and energy insecu
rity. The distinctions between refugees and migrants and voluntary and involuntary movements are becoming blurred, and decisions based on them are at times difficult to make. The ever more complex factors affecting cross-border displacement are exposing gaps in the international protection regime.
Please join us for a discussion on the current global challenges of protecting refugees with Volker Türk, who directs UNHCR’s Division of International Protection, and Kathleen Newland, Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs. Our conversation will be organized around three main themes: protection gaps, burden-sharing, and reducing statelessness.
For more information call +1-202-266-1929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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