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UoB Researcher to address Geneva migration symposium

5 October 2016

Bristol researcher to speak at important Global Migration Workshop in Geneva

Ann SingletonAnn Singleton of the School for Policy Studies will be speaking at the University of Geneva's symposium: Global Migration / Asylum Governance: Advancing the International Agenda ‌on 10 and 11 October. International migration has found recognition as one of the key concerns to be addressed by the international community. Several recent initiatives pay tribute to this development: the upcoming  UN High-Level Plenary Meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants on 19 September 2016 in New York; the Leaders' Summit on Refugees the following day; the inclusion of migration and human mobility in the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as in the Decision adopting the 2015 Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). 

This symposium is a joint initiative by the Universities of Geneva and UC Davis in collaboration with the League of European Research Universities (LERU). It brings together leading researchers, high representatives and experts from International Organizations and NGOs working in the field of international migration. The purpose is to exchange knowledge and perspectives and thereby identify some priorities for future research and political action in line with these global initiatives. 
You can download the symposium programme here; Ann will be participating in the workshop on the role of knowledge. You can read about her WUN research group Migration, Development and Global Transformations here