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"Global Trends"

16 June 2016



A new edition of SEF/INEF News has just been published. At the centre of attention stand the fight against causes of mass flight and the instruments of the West. ... :further info here

Migration Governance in the IGAD Region


In the current edition of the sef: Foreign Voices Series, Caroline Njuki, IGAD Regional Migration Coordinator, gives an insight into Migration Governance in the region. She explains what pillars must hold for migration governance to be effective and what opportunities migration presents for the region. Further, she identifies gaps in migration governance and gives recommendations for national migration policies to be effective and complementary to IGAD’s role in agenda setting and coordination. ... :further info here

The 2030 Agenda. Towards sustainable development in fragile states?


With the integration of a comprehensive peace dimension, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays the basis for a new form of engagement with fragile and conflict-affected states – and hence for the eradication of extreme poverty, the reduction of violence, and the narrowing of social and political inequalities. But with "business as usual", these states will not reach the ambitious objectives of the Agenda. In the Global Governance Spotlight 4|2016, Marc Baxmann from FriEnt therefore discusses a set of crucial measures to ensure that the peace dimension achieves its full impact. ... :further info here

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The World Humanitarian Summit – What will the EU bring to the table?


In preparation of the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23/24, 2016 in Istanbul, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and its cooperating partner CIDSE hosted a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Representatives of the research community, civil society, from the European Commission as well as from the United Nations discussed the results of the comprehensive preparation process and expressed their expectations on the Summit. A conference report is now available. ... :further info here

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Displacement and Forced Migration – Rethinking prevention


At this year’s sef: Berlin Summer Dialogue, hosted on June 29/30, international experts will discuss the different root causes of displacement and forced migration. Already confirmed speakers include Fabrizio Hochschild, Deputy to the UN-SG's Special Advisor for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in September. ... :further info here