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Feb 24, 2020

New consortium to bring interdisciplinary insights on climate-induced migration

While disasters and environmental factors have always been important drivers of migration, even more people are expected to move as they face the projected impacts of climate change, including more extreme weather events, changes in water quality and availability, and interactions with conflict. 

A recent ruling of the UN Human Rights Committee, which stated that people cannot be sent back to countries where climate change impacts place them in immediate danger, was treated by many commentators as a landmark protection for environmental migrants. As Professor Andreas Neef (University of Auckland) explains in this feature, the reality is more complex. Recipient of a 2020 WUN Research Development Fund award, a WUN member consortium will advance interdisciplinary research into climate-induced migration. It aims to help improve policies through a better understanding of the complex drivers of migration and displacement associated with climatic changes.  Click through for the full story.

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Sep 19, 2019

University of Bergen awarded large EU project on migration

University of Bergen researcher Hakan G. Sicakkan will lead a new EU-backed project on migration. The PROTECT project has been awarded EUR 3.3 mill from EU´s Horizon 2020 programme for the next 5 years. The project, which will closely follow the United Nations’ two new global compacts on migration and refugees, includes 11 partner institutions from Europe, Canada and South-Africa and will start 1 February 2020.

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Apr 04, 2019

WUN-IOM PhD Student Research Internship

WUN is pleased to announce an internship opportunity for a doctoral researcher at IOM GMDAC in Berlin.

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Jul 13, 2018

Cultures in flux: Migration and cultural dynamics in the past and present

WUN Understanding Cultures Global Challenge Workshop: how heritage can help people deal with trauma of forced and unsafe migration 

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Jun 18, 2018

Five key recommendations for improving data on missing migrants

Migration Data Portal Blog

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Jun 04, 2018

Migration Data for Policy Summer School

Monday 9 – Thursday 12 July 2018, Bristol Marriott Hotel

May 23, 2018

Migration Data for Policy Summer School hosted by the University of Bristol and the IOM’s GMDAC

Details of the Migration Data for Policy Summer School hosted by the University of Bristol and the IOM’s GMDAC

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Dec 18, 2017

IOM launches Migration Data Portal

First stage of ongoing progress to develop a “one-stop-shop” for international data