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Roundtable talk - Distortions in migrant reporting. striving towards a realistic picture


Is the representation of migrants and refugees in the media balanced? How can migrants actively contribute to the shaping of public discourse? sef: discussed these and other questions during a roundtable discussion at this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. A short report is now available. ... :further info here

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Will it make a difference?


Against the backdrop of humanity on the move, the United Nations convenes a high-level meeting during the meeting of the General Asembly in New York on September 19, 2016. Its purpose is to consider global responses to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Global Governance Spotlight 5|2016, written by former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, discusses key recommendations of the mentioned draft, identifies issues not adequately addressed by the drafters, and assesses the likely impact of the Summit.. ... :further info here

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Displacement and Forced Migration – Rethinking prevention


On 29-30 June, sef: hosted this year’s Berlin Summer Dialogue at the Berlin Town Hall. 100 experts from around the world discussed the root causes of displacement and forced migration. Three speakers discuss the challenges ahead and best-practice examples. ... :further info here

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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