Posts Tagged “UN”

WCC & ecumenical partners co-host UN symposium on migration (22 Jan)

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WCC & ecumenical partners co-host UN symposium on migration (22 Jan)

The World Council of Churches and ecumenical partners are co-hosting an event on migration and displacement at United Nations on Monday 22 January 2018. Proceedings from the United Nations headquarters in New York will be streamed online from 2pm until 10pm (GMT). Why do people move? When their movement is forced, how should this be…

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Policymakers, civil society and religious organisations should work together on refugee issues

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Policymakers, civil society and religious organisations should work together on refugee issues

Speakers at a side event following on from the United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants in New York were unanimous in their call for faith-based organisations and religious leaders to be included in efforts to address the symptoms and root causes of forced migration and human trafficking as well as assisting with integration into host countries….

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Oxfam “Some progress … but world leaders fail to deliver the goods” at World Humanitarian Summit

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Oxfam “Some progress … but world leaders fail to deliver the goods” at World Humanitarian Summit

Irish President Michael D Higgins spoke in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, alarmed at the “diplomatic failure” that is demonstrated by “75% of people are fleeing from conflict in five countries”. Relatively few aid and development organisations have made public comment about the results of the Istanbul summit which closed yesterday. Oxfam International have. Their…

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President Higgins: “The language of flocks and language about swarms is completely wrong”

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President Higgins: “The language of flocks and language about swarms is completely wrong”

Irish President Michael D Higgins has spoken to several newspapers ahead of next week’s ahead of his attendance at the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit next week in Istanbul. A report last year by former High Court Judge Dr Bryan McMahon into the Direct Provision and the Protection Process made recommendations that included a call for…

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10 urgent issues around refugee legal recognition and integration

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10 urgent issues around refugee legal recognition and integration

Looking for opportunities for local churches and civil society to help tackle refugee issues? Addressing the joint World Council of Churches/United Nations Refugee Crisis Conference on Monday 18 January, Ambassador Knut Vollebaek representing the Church of Norway listed ten urgent issues and effective responses around legal recognition and integration. Many of the issues present practical…

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