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Statement by the Envoy at the occasion of the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue

Statement by the Envoy at the occasion of the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue

Geneva, Switzerland, 13 December 2017 CROSS-BORDER DISPLACEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE Chairperson, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Let me start by thanking UNHCR for this kind invitation…

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PDD messages to inform the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

PDD messages to inform the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

“HUMAN MOBILITY IN THE CONTEXT OF DISASTERS AND THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE” PDD messages to inform the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration Preparatory Meeting to…

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Human rights, migration and cross-border displacement in the context of adverse effects of climate change

Human rights, migration and cross-border displacement in the context of adverse effects of climate change

  Statement by the Envoy at the occasion of the Intersessional panel discussion on human rights, climate change, migrants and persons displaced across international borders Human Rights Council, 6 October…

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Harvey and Irma are part of a global humanitarian challenge

Harvey and Irma are part of a global humanitarian challenge

This article was written by Hajer Naili, the UN Migration Agency (IOM)’s Communications and Social Media Coordinator in Washington D.C and published on Medium.  ---- First it was Harvey, and…

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The importance of including disaster displacement provisions in disaster risk reduction planning and practice

The importance of including disaster displacement provisions in disaster risk reduction planning and practice

Blog post from Prof. Walter Kaelin published on PreventionWeb on 31 July 2017.   Disaster displacement ranks among the biggest humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. In 2016, new disaster…

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Climate action: mobilizing the world

Climate action: mobilizing the world

Remarks by the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres - New York University Stern School of Business – 30 May 2017 I would like to thank everyone at New York University, and…

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Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility

Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to disaster and climate change induced mobility

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien at the occasion of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment High-Level Panel in Geneva, 23 June 2017 Excellencies, ladies…

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Seven reasons the UN Refugee Convention should not include ‘climate refugees’

Seven reasons the UN Refugee Convention should not include ‘climate refugees’

By Professor Jane McAdam, member of the Advisory Committee - Wednesday, 7 June, 2017. Article first published in the Sydney Morning Herald.   Critics of the United Nations Refugee Convention…

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Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea Level Rise – Presentation by Prof. Walter Kaelin to the Security Council

Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea Level Rise – Presentation by Prof. Walter Kaelin to the Security Council

Security Implications of Climate Change: Sea Level Rise - Presentation by Prof. Walter Kaelin to the Security Council. Walter Kaelin is the Adviser to the Chair of the Platform on…

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El reto de la migración ambiental en Mesoamérica y el Caribe

El reto de la migración ambiental en Mesoamérica y el Caribe

Article in Spanish published on the website of IOM Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean El cambio climático que se ha venido acentuando en las últimas décadas…

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Interview: preparing for climate and disaster migration

Interview: preparing for climate and disaster migration

Article published in openDemocracy on 10 March 2017, interview by Cameron Thibos As sea levels rise, lands dry out, and disasters linked to natural hazards become more common, more and more people…

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The Atlas of Environmental Migration

The Atlas of Environmental Migration

Human migration, environment and climate change 13 February 2017 By Daria Mokhnacheva, PDD Programme Officer in IOM, Thematic Specialist at the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM),…

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