Framing Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human Development as a “Matter of Common Concern”

    On average, 22.5 million people move each year within and across borders because of climate and weather-related disasters. Alongside those who move are those who stay behind or are trapped in severe conditions of vulnerability where habitation on land might no longer be possible. Furthermore, these impacts are not distributed equally; we know that those who have least contributed to anthropogenic climate change are affected the most. Without concerted action and a reconfiguration of State sovereignty and interests, this global problem cannot be effectively addressed.


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    Citizenship and Migration: Europe's 21st Century Challenges

    In August 2021, Prof. Fornalé will teach at the Radboud Summer School "Citizenship and Migration: Europe's 21st Century Challenges" The course will take place from 2 to 6 August 2021. In this course we will explore the interconnected fields of citizenship and migration in the European Union with a view to understand relevant policies and laws affecting migrants and citizens.

    Trade and Gender Summer Course (5-9 July 2021)

    This course explores the potential of the trade-gender nexus in accelerating the path to gender equality and to influence gendered structures that embrace the distributions of economic resources. Over the last years, gender equality and women empowerment has been grappled with domestic and international trade in different frameworks. Extremely influential in this regard, came the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, which was adopted in 2017. This Declaration, for the first time, expressly linked equal participation of women and men in trade policy to the notions of inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.
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    Refugee Law Initiative (RLI): Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration School of Advanced Study, University of London

    Two blog posts have been published within the Series of blog posts examining the First Regional Review (UNECE Region) of the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (The Marrakesh Compact).
    Innovation, Digitalization and Skills Development for the Implementation of Objective 18
    March 31, 2021
    Blog post by Elisa Fornalé and Elias Bieri
    Objective 18 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) aims to foster the mutual recognition of qualifications, competences and skills, as well as to promote demand-driven skills development and ensure decent work for labour migrants. We offer a concise overview of reports submitted by States during the first meeting to review the Compact in the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) region, which took place in November 2020.
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    Refugee Law Initiative (RLI): Blog on Refugee Law and Forced Migration School of Advanced Study, University of London

    Two blog posts have been published within the Series of blog posts examining the First Regional Review (UNECE Region) of the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (The Marrakesh Compact).
    Framing Labour Mobility, Investment Migration and Development Cooperation as Emerging Strategies to Implement Objectives 2 and 5 of the GCM
    March 29, 2021
    Blog post by Elisa Fornalé and Federica Cristani
    Objectives 2 and 5 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) aim at minimizing the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin (objective 2) and at enhancing availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration (objective 5), respectively; several actions are listed in order to support the implementation of the relevant commitments. The following blogpost offers an analysis of the reports submitted by states on the progress made in the achievements of the commitments and actions specified in objectives 2 and 5.
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