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This section features news, press releases, media clippings or speeches from key events held by the Platform on Disaster Displacement, but also by the Nansen Initiative (2012-2015), the Platform’s predecessor.

New Futures and Possibilities: Art and Disaster Displacement during Migration Week

The Platform on Disaster Displacement is collaborating with DISPLACEMENT: Uncertain Journeys to present an exhibition of…

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Side event: The role of international cooperation and partnerships in implementing the GCM – Mechanisms and best practices from the IGAD region

SIDE EVENT ON THE GLOBAL COMPACT FOR MIGRATION “The Role of International Cooperation and Partnerships…

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Side-event: Addressing disasters, climate change and environmental degradation – solutions for human mobility and human security

 Addressing natural disasters, adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation – solutions for human…

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South American countries now have a non-binding regional instrument on the protection of persons displaced across borders and on the protection of migrants in disaster situations

Sucre, Bolivia. This week member countries of the South American Conference on Migration (CSM by…

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Linking migration and climate change in West Africa with MIEUX

It is widely recognized that West Africa is one of the most mobile regions in…

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“Words into Action” guidelines on disaster displacement now available in four languages

Displacement is one of the most common and immediate impacts of disasters, affecting an average…

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COP24 Side-event: WIM Task Force on Displacement: Recommendations for Integrated Approaches on How to Avert, Minimize and Address Displacement and Next Steps

WIM Task Force on Displacement: Recommendations for Integrated Approaches on How to Avert, Minimize and…

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Disaster Displacement at COP24 and Migration Week

Will you be in Marrakesh or Katowice during the first two weeks in December? Are…

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Keeping tabs on disaster displacement in the climate change negotiations and within the Global Compact for Migration

The international community have committed to promote effective coordination and coherence in the implementation of…

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Climate change, conflict and displacement: Understanding the nexus

UNHCR ExCom side event, Geneva, 3 October 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) 17 October 2018 – In…

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People on the move in the context of disasters and climate change – addressing their needs at the climate change negotiations and within the Global Compact for Migration

LIVE VIDEO WEBINAR People on the move in the context of disasters and climate change…

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Taller regional para el desarrollo de Lineamientos y/o Guía de prácticas para la protección para personas desplazadas entre fronteras en el contexto de desastres – Reunión técnica de seguimiento

30 y 31 de agosto 2018 Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile Sala de Conferencias,…

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Good evidence, bad politics: Overcoming the noise in climate change and migration policy

Event Details Event Start Date: 23/08/2018 Event End Date: 23/08/2018 Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm Venue: Allens…

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Exploring new mediums to discuss disaster displacement

Each year, more than 300 non-governmental organizations from some 90 countries take part in the…

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2018 AMCDRR Side Event: Addressing Human Mobility and Displacement in National DRR Strategies

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will take place from 3-6 July,…

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Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Disaster Displacement

PDD proudly supported the Philippines and UNISDR in organizing the Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction,…

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Workshop on the prevention and assistance to migrants and people displaced across borders in the context of disasters

Context The Presidency Pro-Témpore of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) held by Panama during…

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Experts Meet to Scale up Efforts to Tackle the Challenge of Climate Change Displacement

Bogis-Bossey, 15 May 2018 – Stakeholders from all over the world are gathered in Switzerland…

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Task Force on Displacement Stakeholder Meeting “Recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change”

At the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 21st session of the Conference…

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The Platform on Disaster Displacement’s recent engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction

In line with the Platform on Disaster Displacement’s (PDD) overall objective to strengthen the protection…

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Discussing “climate refugees” at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

In the field of disaster displacement, the phrase “climate refugee” is typically cloaked by quotation…

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EVENT: “Addressing the Needs of Persons Moving in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in the Global Compact for Migration”

Background The forced movement of people in response to the adverse effects of climate change,…

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Pacific Region Discusses Links between Human Mobility, Environment and Climate Change

Suva – IOM, the UN Agency for Migration, in collaboration with the Platform on Disaster…

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Workshop on human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change concludes in Fiji

Suva, Fiji, 14 February 2018 – Hosted by the Government of Fiji and organized by…

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Can free-movement agreements help people displaced by climate change and disaster?

Article originally published on Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law's website on 6 February 2018…

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Together at the Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Week

On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) with partners, the UN…

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Bangladesh becomes the new Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 January 2018 - The Federal Government of Germany held its last Steering…

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Roundtable on Displacement in the context of disasters – working with the Protection Agenda in Southeast Asia

On 20 December 20 2017, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia Centre, the Platform on…

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Understanding and addressing disaster displacement in South East Asia

Roundtable on the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute Asia Centre,…

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Horn of Africa ready to address displacement and migration in the context of climate change

Intergovernmental Meeting held in Addis to discuss human mobility dynamics in the light of the…

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UN Climate Change Conference side event panel: Comprehensive approaches “essential” to address human mobility in the context of climate change

Bonn, 7 November 2017 – While the Climate Change Conference kicked off in Bonn with…

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COP 23 Side Event: Comprehensive approaches to address climate risks and human mobility related to the adverse effects of climate change

Objective of the side event Primarily the poor and vulnerable are exposed to the adverse…

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Chile participa en la Conferencia Suramericana sobre Migraciones

Este 30 y 31 de octubre se realiza el Taller Regional para el desarrollo de…

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Advisory Committee Workshop, 23-24 October 2017, Bogis-Bossey

I. Background and Introduction to the Workshop The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) was established…

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What day is October 13th?

What day is October 13th? What is a disaster? How many people are displaced each…

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Human Rights Council – Intersessional panel discussion on human rights, climate change, migrants and persons displaced across international borders

Friday, 6 October 2017, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Palais des Nations, Room XX, Geneva…

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UNHCR Excom side event – Addressing disaster displacement and climate change: Opportunities in partnership

Side event of the 68th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee Wednesday, 4 October 2017…

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Experts convene at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in the region

Policymakers and experts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan stress the need to integrate…

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Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Sustainable Development Goals in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Sustainable Development Goals…

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Panel discussion on the work of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

The Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations in New York cordially invites all…

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Migration and Development Debate Series: Disaster and Climate-induced Displacement & Mobility – Challenge of the 21 century

The upcoming seminar "Disaster and Climate-induced Displacement & Mobility - Challenge of the 21 century"…

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Costa Rica and Panama Prepare for Cross-Border Disaster-Displacement

Article written by IOM and published in IOM's Environmental Migration Portal Newsletter Costa Rica and…

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Costa Rica y Panamá realizan primera simulación trasfronteriza

Press release in Spanish distributed to national media by the Costa Rican National Emergency Commission…

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Disaster Displacement at the heart of the IGAD Regional Consultative Process on migration meeting in Nairobi

On 27-28 July 2017, the Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement…

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Prof. Walter Kaelin appointed as new Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

The Federal Government of Germany, Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement, appoints Prof. Walter…

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Reporting back – the Platform on Disaster Displacement and the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico

The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) attended the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction…

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Panel urges all countries to improve data on why, where, when and how people move in the context of disasters

At the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Mexico where the international community…

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Global Compact on Migration and Disaster Displacement: Prof. Walter Kaelin, addresses Member States

The preparatory process for the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration has started in…

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Disaster Displacement at the 2017 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Cancún, Mexico 22-26 May 2017 – The Platform on Disaster Displacement is attending the 2017…

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First Disaster Displacement Bi-National Workshop in Central America

When Hurricane Otto landed late last year in Central America, more than 150 Nicaraguans crossed…

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Achim Steiner, Envoy of the PDD Chair, at the 2017 World Economic Forum, Davos

Davos, Switzerland 17-20 January - World Economic Forum, Global Situation Space, Refugee Crisis: The Big…

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The Platform on Disaster Displacement and the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh 8-12 December - PDD attended the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016, both the…

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IOM Council Item 13: Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Policy Development to Address Climate Migration and Cross-Border Disaster-Displacement

Disasters, climate change and their impact on human mobility at the IOM Council 2016 Disasters,…

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Achim Steiner, Envoy of the PDD Chair introduced the Platform at the World Bank in Washington DC

Washington, United States 5 December 2016 - Mr. Achim Steiner, Envoy of the Chair of…

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The Platform on Disaster Displacement Mission to Central America

At the Nansen Initiative Regional Consultation in Costa Rica, December 2013, the outcome document highlighted…

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Disaster Displacement at COP22

The 22nd edition of the UN Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22) took…

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Advisory Committee Workshop, 13 – 14 October 2016, Geneva

This event allowed Advisory Committee Members to provide expert input and strategic advice to the Chair…

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Side Event of the 67th UNHCR Executive Committee – Beyond the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda: Platform on Disaster Displacement

Palais des Nations, Geneva, 5 October 2016 – Germany (PDD Chair) and Bangladesh (PDD Vice-Chair) presented…

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WHS SIDE EVENT – Germany and Bangladesh commit to address the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change

Istanbul, Turkey 24 May 2016 – At the World Humanitarian Summit where governments, international organizations…

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WHS SIDE EVENT – Implementing the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda – Commitments and Opportunities

This side event will promote follow-up to the Nansen Initiative and the implementation of the…

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Prepare and Adapt: Climate Change and Human Mobility – in Paris and Beyond

Why This Side Event? The purpose of this side event is to bring together representatives…

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Climate change, cross-border displacement and human rights: is there a protection gap and will COP21 help close it?

This event was jointly organized by the Universal Rights Group and the Geneva Environment Network,…

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More than 100 governments affirm broad support to better protect people displaced across borders by disasters and the effects of climate change

Geneva, Switzerland 14 October 2015 – The Swiss/Norwegian Nansen Initiative completed yesterday its two-day Global…

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Antarctic Village – No Borders, Exhibition and Roundtable Discussions

Curated by the University of the Arts London, in collaboration with the Nansen Initiative, DISPLACEMENT…

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Disasters, Climate Change and Human Mobility in Southern Africa: Consultation on the Draft Protection Agenda

Disasters, Climate Change and Human Mobility in Southern Africa: Consultation on the Draft Protection Agenda…

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Nansen Initiative and Chatham House Expert Meeting on the Draft Protection Agenda

Nansen Initiative and Chatham House Expert Meeting on the Draft Protection Agenda As part of…

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20 Nations Call to Strengthen 2 Degrees Climate Goal

International 2 °C Goal: “Inadequate” Three independent reports highlight implications of 2 °C versus more…

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Preparing for the increasing challenges of climate change on population movements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Preparing for the increasing challenges of climate change on population movements Khulna,…

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UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Panelists urge negotiators in Sendai to prominently address human mobility in the post-2015 Framework

Sendai, Japan, 16 March 2015 – At the UN Conference on World Disaster Risk Reduction,…

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Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter stresses importance of disaster risk reduction for safeguarding sustainable development

Bern, 14.03.2015 - More and more people are threatened by disasters. To reduce the risk,…

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Side Event – World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai

Sendai, Japan, 14 March 2015 – Side Event Side Event Public Forum, World Conference on Disaster Risk…

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Watch and Download Full Movie Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (2018) Released August, 08 2018 0 Director : Marc Forster. Cast : Ewan…

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Watch Full Movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Released July, 07 2018 0 Director : Christopher McQuarrie. Cast…

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Watch and Download Movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Released July, 07 2018 7.5 Director : Genndy Tartakovsky.…

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Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on population movements

Kathmandu, Nepal, 4 February 2015 – PRESS RELEASE Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on…

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Closing Remarks, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal, 2-3 February 2015 – Closing Remarks by H. E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Norwegian Ambassador…

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Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to Adaptation Measures

Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014 – Lima Climate Change Conference: Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to…

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La Suisse et la Norvège appellent à des engagements pour des mesures d’adaptation

Lima, Pérou, 12 décembre 2014 – Conférence sur le climat : La Suisse et la Norvège appellent…

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Lima Climate Change Conference: Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to Adaptation Measures

Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014 – At the Climate Change Conference in Lima where State…

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Adapting to Climate Change: A Human Mobility Perspective

Lima, Peru , 11 December 2014 – Side Event – COP 20, Lima Adapting to Climate Change:…

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Zoom sur le sort des «réfugiés climatiques»

Zoom sur le sort des «réfugiés climatiques». 1 November 2014, Bern – Chirine El Labbane La plupart…

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Philippines hosts Global Conferences on disasters and displacement

Manila, Philippines, 15 October 2014 – Philippines hosts Global Conferences on disasters and displacement Manila, Philippines, 15…

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Nansen Initiative Reports Back – Human Mobility and Disasters in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 2 October 2014 – Nansen Initiative Reports Back – Human Mobility and Disasters in Africa…

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Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change

Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change 4 September…

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“To fail to plan is to plan to fail”: Human mobility, disasters and climate change at the SIDS conference

Apia, Samoa and Geneva, Switzerland, 2 September 2014 – “To fail to plan is to plan to…

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Side Event: Prevent, Prepare, and Respond

Apia, Samoa, 1 September 2014 – Prevent, Prepare, and Respond: Displacement in the Context of Disasters and…

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Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 1 July 2014, Geneva – Walter…

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Human mobility and climate change adaptation: UN University and Nansen Initiative present new policy brief

Bonn, 5 June 2014 – Press release Human mobility and climate change adaptation: UN University and Nansen…

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Research and Evidence on Climate Change Related Population Mobility

Bonn, Germany, 4 June 2014 – Research and Evidence on Climate Change Related Population Mobility The most…

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Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement: Regional dynamics of human mobility in West Africa

Bonn, Germany, 4 June 2014 – Side Event: Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement: Regional dynamics of human…

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Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa

Bonn/Nairobi/Oslo- 21 May 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa UN…

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Side Event at Global Forum on Migration and Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 14 May 2014 – The Nansen Initiative: Cross-Border Displacement in the Context of Disasters Panelists…

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Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee Workshop

Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland, 14 -15 April 2014 – Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee Workshop The two day workshop brought…

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New York/Geneva IASC Event on Nansen Initiative

New-York and Geneva, 4 April 2014 – A dialogue with Prof. Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of…

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Need for New Tools to Deal with Disaster Displacement

Need for New Tools to Deal with Disaster Displacement 2 April 2014 – Norwegian Refugee Council Professor…

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Creating New Norms on Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Displacement: International Developments 2010 – 2013

Creating New Norms on Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Displacement: International Developments 5 March 2014,…

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A Patient Envoy

A Patient Envoy 1 February 2014 – Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media Walter Kaelin believes in power of people…

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How to Make Climate Migration a Solution, Not a Problem

How to Make Climate Migration a Solution, Not a Problem 16 January 2014 – Megan Rowling, Thomson…

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Will Fleeing Home be the Last Resort as the Climate Changes?

Will Fleeing Home be the Last Resort as the Climate Changes? 14 January 2014 – IRIN Salustiano…

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Canciller Inaugura Consulta Regional Sobre Desplazamiento Transfronterizo como Resultado de Desastres Naturales

Canciller Inaugura Consulta Regional Sobre Desplazamiento Transfronterizo como Resultado de Desastres Naturales 12 December 2013 – Ministerio…

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Climate Change Refugees? Think Again

Climate Change Refugees? Think Again 9 December 2013, Refugees International – Alice Thomas Two weeks ago, the…

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Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation – Chair’s Summary

Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Chair’s Summary Over the past two days, we have had…

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Opening Address by Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21 May 2013 – Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and…

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Key note address by Hon. Vice President Teima Onorio

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21 May 2013 – Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and…

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