Migration and its link to Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development Agenda

from University for Peace
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2019 Training date: 11 Nov 2019 to 20 Dec 2019 More Information

Migration and its link to Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development Agenda

2 credits / 6 weeks
11 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019

Professor José Riera-Cézanne

Never, since the creation of the United Nations, has migration been higher on the international agenda or more prominent in national political debates and discourse, quite often in a negative or alarmist light. Today’s large-scale movements of millions of refugees and migrants, which are an important dimension of globalization, are proving to be a source of tension in bilateral and multilateral relations, and being portrayed as a threat to international peace and security. Migrants and refugees are being demonized as never before an in ever-growing number of countries. The so-called ‘global migration crisis’ has spurred a range of initiatives around the globe to improve international cooperation on migration and refugee flows, including an unprecedented UN General Assembly Summit on ‘large movements of refugees and migrants’, which adopted the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants in September 2016. The course will familiarize students with available empirical evidence on the flows and dynamics of international migration in today's world, as well as the impact of migrants on national economies and societies. Students will learn about the legal regimes applicable to different groups of migrants and the protections these provide, especially for irregular migrants, asylum-seekers and victims of human trafficking. The course will look at the constellation of UN and other actors who play a role in the ‘governance’ of international migration and recent initiatives to improve such governance. Looking ahead, students will learn about the link between migration and sustainable development made in the UN’s 2020 Sustainable Development Agenda and the aspirations it contains.

Fee information:
2-Credit course (6 weeks) is US $700 / non-credit US $500
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