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13 Sep 2018 description

WRC Research Paper No. 5

Series: World Refugee Council Research Paper Series
Author: Sarah Deardorff Miller

28 Aug 2018 description

World Refugee Council Research Paper No. 4 — August 2018

Sarah Deardorff Miller

Executive Summary

28 Jul 2018 description

WRC Research Paper No. 2
SERIES: WORLD REFUGEE COUNCIL RESEARCH PAPER SERIES
PUBLISHED: JULY 27, 2018
AUTHOR: ROBERT MUGGAH WITH ADRIANA ERTHAL ABDENUR

10 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

With the number of refugees and internally displaced persons currently more than 70 million, the global level of forced migration is now greater than ever. The present arrangements for responding to their needs are falling far short in almost every respect. Fresh thinking is required to develop a more effective legal, social and financial framework to meet this challenge.

The World Refugee Council (WRC) was created as a catalyst for that fresh thinking, and as a forum in which policy innovations can be developed.

10 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Accountability is lacking at every point in the refugee cycle — from upstream, where refugee flows are triggered violently and with impunity by criminal regimes and non-state actors, to downstream, where governments shirk their treaty commitments and moral obligations for political gain.

10 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Against the backdrop of large-scale movements of refugees and migrants to Europe in 2015 and horrific loss of life among refugees traversing the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas to escape violence and despair, the United Nations convened the High-Level Plenary on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. On September 19, 2016, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was unanimously adopted by all 193 members of the United Nations.

25 May 2017 description

Interview

PUBLISHED: MAY 24, 2017
CIGI EXPERT: JACQUELINE LOPOUR

As a civil war in Yemen persists, a cholera outbreak in the country is spreading at an unprecedented rate, according to the United Nations, which says that there were more than 35,500 suspected cases of the disease reported in the past three weeks, and 361 deaths. Amid urgent appeals for international assistance, CIGI Research Associate Jacqueline Lopour talks about the underlying connections between conflict, cholera and water security.

CIGI: Can you tell us about the water crisis in the Yemen?

27 Jan 2016 description

The Internet enables the free flow of information on an unprecedented scale but to an increasing extent the management of individuals’ fundamental rights, such as privacy and the mediation of free expression, is being left in the hands of private actors. The popularity of a few web platforms across the globe confers on the providers both great power and heavy responsibilities.

04 Nov 2015 description

Fixing Climate Governance Paper No. 2

Series: Fixing Climate Governance Series

by: Arunabha Ghosh, Anupama Vijayakumar, and Sudatta Ray

24 Nov 2014 description

Sub-Saharan African smallholder farmers face numerous agricultural obstacles — such as climate change and the environment, corporate commodification of food and unpredictable political environments — and farmers are finding it difficult to sustain agricultural livelihoods and output. The international community currently approaches these obstacles through biotechnology, a temporary solution that contributes to the overarching issues of food security.

18 Nov 2014 description

This research report examines the “vertical integration” of the United Nations (UN) peace building efforts in Sierra Leone by examining the extent to which the mission reached beyond national government institutions and elites to engage society more broadly in peace building. It focuses on the country’s youth crisis as a persistent cause of conflict that presents ample opportunity for civil society engagement, and identifies two modes of coordinating youth peace building efforts across international, national and local scales.

29 Jul 2014 description
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CIGI Policy Brief No. 47
BY: HAYLEY MACKINNON
PUBLISHED: JULY 29, 2014

30 Jun 2014 description

CIGI Policy Brief No. 43

BY: TIMOTHY DONAIS

PUBLISHED: JUNE 27, 2014

05 Feb 2014 description

Gang-driven violence in the urban slums of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, has been a preoccupation of international peace-building efforts for the past decade, yet continues to pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the country. These communities have, in recent years, been the site of an ongoing series of experiments, involving a range of different actors, aimed at reclaiming them from armed gangs; however, the isolated and fragmented nature of these interventions has reduced their cumulative impact.