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International Solidarity: Yesterday’s ideal or emerging key norm?


The idea of international solidarity was implicit in the UN framework from the very first. But it took until the late 1990s for the term “solidarity” to finally find its way into universally agreed documents. The UN Millennium Declaration explicitly referred to solidarity as one of six fundamental values in international relations. Ironically, it was adopted at the end of a decade of cooperative multilateralism. Subsequently, solidarity seemed to lose its relevance as a guiding principle of international politics. So is international solidarity yesterday’s vision? Or are we witnessing another turning point in history in response to the current crises, leading to a revival of international solidarity? These and further questions will be explored at this year's International sef: Expert Workshop. ... :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

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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