More than 68,5 million people in the world have been forcibly displaced and refugee situations continue to increase in scope, scale and complexity. There is an urgent need for a more equitable sharing of the burden and responsibility for hosting and supporting the world’s refugees: we have a collective responsibility to transform our response to refugee movements. But what can we do?
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. In this session, the UNHCR spokesperson for Northern Europe, Caroline Bach, will discuss the global refugee situation and present the different proposals and key calls that the UN Refugee Agency has put forth. These proposals invite not only states and NGOs, but also the private sector, academia and individuals to work together towards ensuring that refugees not only survive, but also strive in their new communities.
Date & time: Thursday 23/5 15.00
Location: Stockholm University, Södra Huset F487
Entrance is free for members of UF. People who are not currently members can either pay 30 SEK on spot or 50 SEK to become a member.