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U.S. Special Envoy Speaks on Sudan and South Sudan
Description: Ambassador Donald Booth is completing almost two and half years as the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will discuss the lessons learned from recent international initiatives to end violent conflict in both countries, and the road ahead for that effort and for the U.S. role. For more information about this event, visit: Despite a national dialogue in Sudan, fighting continues in Darfur and in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Negotiations toward ending hostilities between the government and armed opposition groups are deadlocked. In South Sudan, the conflict has spread, most recently to the Equatoria region. United Nations agencies have warned that the conflict now poses risks of genocide, of ethnic cleansing and of famine. With the international community divided on how to respond, the United States has an important leadership role to foster lasting peace within and between the two countries. Join the conversation on Twitter with #SudanSouthSudan. The Honorable Nancy Lindborg, Opening Remarks President, U.S. Institute of Peace Ambassador Donald Booth U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Moderator Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace
  18 Jan 2017   1h10m55s 1 592 0
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Europe and the refugee situation security politics and human consequences
Description: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 10.00-12.20 DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 Copenhagen Background Migrants in different situations have been making their way to Europe for a long time. Due to several prolonged conflicts influencing safety and livelihood, their numbers have risen in the past few years. Dramatically, some will claim; expectedly others would argue. In the hope of containing and reducing the flow of asylum seekers and irregular migrants, European Union member states have introduced various mechanisms, including enhanced border control and return through readmission agreements. As part of a larger engagement with the European refugee crisis, DIIS researchers are currently focusing on the human consequences of securitizing migration policy. During this seminar we debate the new drivers of human mobility and the EU readmission system with two international experts: Roderick Parkes, who is a senior analyst working on issues of immigration, asylum and international home affairs cooperation at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS), and Jean-Pierre Cassarino, who is a political scientist doing research at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC). If people move, it must be because they are pushed by top-down forces of global order and disorder. That, at least, is what Europeans used to believe. But is the present ‘migration crisis’ a mere by-product of economic and geo-political shifts or rather a constituent part of such shifts? Roderick Parkes believes the latter is the case and argues that key migration trends reveal how emerging powers are using migration in a purposeful bid to reshape the rules of globalization. Emerging powers can use migration to reroute the flow of knowledge, investment and jobs, engage in ‘economic warfare’ and even find grounds for military intervention. However, as these states try to instrumentalize migration flows in this way, their citizens increasingly prefer to move independently. On the migration control end of the spectrum, readmission (or deportation) continues to be a key component of EU policy on immigration and asylum. Today, more than 300 bilateral agreements linked to readmission have been concluded by the 28 EU member states (plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) with more than 85 third countries worldwide. These agreements numbered 150 in the mid-1990s and 33 in the mid-1980s. To address these unprecedented developments, Jean-Pierre Cassarino argues that the oft-cited references to securitisation and “Fortress Europe” no longer suffice to account for the visible expansion and materialisation of this system. In contrast, we need to delve into the changing functions of the EU readmission system in order to uncover implications having strong democratic significance for foreigners and citizens alike. The seminar is part of a migration seminar series. Read more. Speakers Roderick Parkes, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Jean-Pierre Cassarino, Political Scientist, Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, DIIS Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, Senior Researcher, DIIS Hans Lucht, Senior Researcher, DIIS All three Senior Researchers at DIIS are working on issues of the links between migration, development and conflict.
  18 Jan 2017   2h15m49s 1 9 0
UN Resolution 1325: gender and conflict in Mali
Description: UN Resolution 1325: gender and conflict in Mali Which ways ahead? Friday 25 November 2016, 09.00-12.00 DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 Copenhagen Background The crisis in Mali has been a cause for international concern since 2012. However, the gender dimension of the conflict has received little attention including the effects of sexual violence and the breakdown of norms and governance at the local level. Analyses of the Malian crisis commonly center on terrorism, migration and organized crime, and fail to take into account the ways in which gender dynamics contributes to both facilitating and countering violence and instability. This seminar features Mali’s Gender Minister, Mrs. Sangaré Oumou Ba, alongside two prominent Malian civil society actors and experts who will address the ways in which gender has been shaping local, regional and international responses to the crisis in Mali. The seminar takes its point of departure in the seminal UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. It asks how national and international stakeholders implement recommendations and commitments of UNSCR 1325 in the ongoing peace and stabilization efforts in Mali. Since 2012, Mali has faced a military coup, armed rebellion and Jihadist occupation of the North, which culminated in a French military intervention, and the establishment of the UN stabilization Mission, MINUSMA. In June 2015, different parties to the conflict signed the Alger peace agreement. According to the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, understanding gender dynamics and developing instruments to counter the effects of sexual violence as well as ensuring the active involvement and participation of women are crucial elements in all peace and reconstruction efforts. Yet, the 2015 review of UNSCR 1325 points to several areas of concern, particularly regarding the participation of women in peace processes and decision-making. The seminar invites government and civil society stakeholders, scholars and the Danish public to discuss how Denmark and other international stakeholders can implement UNSCR 1325 more efficiently to benefit the peace process in general and women in particular. The seminar and panel discussion is co-organized by DIIS, K.U.L.U.-Women and Development (KULU) and UN Women Mali. Speakers Kristian Fischer, Director, DIIS Janice G. Førde, Chairperson of KULU Mrs. Sangaré Oumou Ba Minister of Promotion of women, the child and the family in Mali Maxime Houinato, UN Women Mali Bintou Foune Samaké, WILDAF Mama Koite Doumbia, MUSONET Mali and President of the Platform for Women Leaders of Mali Rikke Haugegaard, Researcher, Royal Danish Defence College Peter Albrecht, Senior Researcher, DIIS Signe Cold-Ravnkilde, Postdoc, DIIS Anders Garly Andersen, The Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Lis Garval, KULU-representative, Journalist and co-editor of Denmark’s 1325 Plan of Action (2008-2013) Robin May Schott, Senior Researcher, DIIS
  18 Jan 2017   2h38m56s 1 3 0
The future of Yemen
Description: The future of Yemen Global, regional and national dimensions Wednesday 23 November 2016, 14.00–16.00 DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A 2100 Copenhagen Background In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched a military operation in Yemen. The aim was to reinstate the internationally recognized president Hadi, who fled Yemen as Houthi insurgents took control over large parts of the country, including the capital Sana’a. More than 19 months later, the Saudi-led military operation has failed to achieve its ultimate aim of reinstating president Hadi, while the Yemeni state has crumpled and internal cleavages deepened. Despite several rounds of peace talks between the Houthis and their allies on the one side and the internationally recognized president Hadi supported by Saudi Arabia on the other, the UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has been unable to broker a deal. Consequently, the conflict continues to have detrimental consequences for the Yemeni population. Yemen has become a humanitarian catastrophe as 80% of the population is in need of some form of humanitarian assistance and millions are severely malnourished. The speakers will provide an overview of the current conflict and the role of the main actors, including Iran and Saudi Arabia. This also includes exploring the internal dimensions of the conflict such as the saliency of sectarian and regional cleavages. Moreover, the speakers will highlight how fears of state failure and the development of Yemen into a safe haven for terrorists have been used to legitimize the Saudi-led intervention. Thus, through this seminar we gain insight into the main drivers of the ongoing conflict and the future prospects of the Yemeni state. Speakers Peter Salisbury, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Lars Erslev Andersen, Senior Researcher, DIIS Maria-Louise Clausen, Postdoc, DIIS
  18 Jan 2017   1h44m28s 1 14 0
The Conflict in Syria: Negotiating Humanitarian Access and ensuring Protection of Civilians
Description: Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, and Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Jan Egeland: Politics of Negotiating Humanitarian Access and ensuring Protection of Civilians. Talk taken from our NUPI-event 'The conflict in Syria: Great Power Politics and Humanitarian Consequences'. See the full seminar here:
  16 Jan 2017   16m4s 1 34 0
Shinda Washinde - Bomet Integrated Development Project Feature
  16 Jan 2017   4m25s 1 15 0
Shinda Washinde -  Mbumachi Water Project, Kilifi County
  16 Jan 2017   5m26s 1 58 0
Diario de Daniel
Description: Peter Okharedia, 21 años, de Nigeria. Tuvo que abandonar Nigeria cuando estalló la violencia entre diferentes facciones y bajo la amenaza de Boko Haram. Cruzó el mar Mediterraneo desde Libia hacia Italia. Su historia es también la de miles de personas que buscan refugio y una vida digna en Europa. SÍGUENOS: Formamos un movimiento global para erradicar la pobreza y la injusticia y luchamos para que las personas gocen plenamente de sus derechos y vivan dignamente.
  16 Jan 2017   6m58s 6 86 0
Uganda: Debate class - should we continue to host refugees?
Description: On this World Day of Migrants and Refugees focusing on the theme of child migrants, we share the passion of Gloria and Susan, two secondary students in Uganda recently displaced from war in South Sudan, as they debate a topic that hits close to home: Should Uganda continue to host refugees? Uganda has been named one of the most hospitable countries to refugees in the world, but challenges for refugees to study and thrive persist. Listen to Gloria and Susan's stories of the past and hopes for the future.
  14 Jan 2017   5m42s 2 46 0
Syria and the Aftermath of the Battle for Aleppo
Description: On January 9, the Brookings Doha Center hosted a policy discussion where speakers Moaz Al-Khatib, Daniel Byman, and Louay Safi explored the current status of the complex Syrian conflict, the options for the new Trump administration, and the roles being played by an ever expanding list of actors. Subscribe! Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn:
  13 Jan 2017   1h33m48s 4 876 0
Centre d’Opération d’Urgence (Emergency Operations Center EOC 101- French version)
Description: Cette vidéo décrit le Centre d’Opération d’Urgence (EOC), comment il s’inscrit dans les Systèmes d’Opérations d’Urgence, comment il fonctionne, quels bénéfices peut-on en tirer et, l’importance de son utilisation régulière Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: This video can also be viewed at
  13 Jan 2017   6m24s 1 61 0
Syrian refugees face first snowfall in Lebanon
Description: Snow is compounding challenges for Syrian refugees living in informal settlements in Lebanon’s high Bekaa Valley, who are already dealing with cold, damp and mud. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is providing a winter cash assistance to 870,000 Syrian refugees from November through March, to help them pay for essentials including heating fuel and warm clothes. You can help us keep more Syrian refugees warm through this harsh winter: Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at or --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.
  13 Jan 2017   1m12s 15 353 0