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Diversity is Strength – UNESCO Representative Discusses Migration

Ms Nisha Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to the Pacific States discusses various aspects of migration including the observation that migration is closely connected to well-being, to historical developments and if we look at the most diverse societies today you will find that their diversity, their strength to their economic well-being , their social well-being comes from migration processes from the past.

This interview is part of a series that UNIC is undertaking as part of the UN Global ‘Together, Respect Safety and Dignity For All’ campaign.

 

Together, Respect, Safety and Dignity for All Campaign

Diana Rahman, OAM Chair, Canberra Multicultural Community Forum and President of Australian Muslim Voice speaks to UNIC Canberra about being the daughter of migrant parents their influence and her hopes for a tolerant society.  This interview is part of a series that UNIC is undertaking as part of the UN Global ‘Together, Respect, Safety and Dignity For All’ campaign.

For more information on the campaign: together.un.org/

TOGETHER: a global campaign to change perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants

The Secretary-General launched the TOGETHER campaign at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September: All 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously welcomed the TOGETHER campaign and committed to implementing it. The campaign aims to strengthen the social contract between host countries and communities, and refugees and migrants.

Listen to UNIC Canberra  Together Campaign audio series

International Migrants Day Film Screening and Panel Discussion

(Canberra, 15 December) In celebration of International Migrants Day and as part of the United Nations’ Global Together, Respect Safety and Dignity for All – campaign,  UNIC Canberra together with the International Organization for Migration and UNHCR  presented a public screening of the new Australian documentary Constance On the Edge  followed by a  lively panel discussion.

16-00133d-Together_Refugees and Migrants_Retractable BannerOne family. Two wars. Three countries. What does it take to forge a new life far from home? Filmed over 10 years, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. The powerful and emotive film closed to loud applause, with many in the audience visibly moved by the very personal stories that unfolded in the film.

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(L-R) Ms.Natacha Yacoub, Deputy UNHCR Canberra, Mr.Joseph Appiah, Chief Of Mission IOM Australia

United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants 

The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach on Monday 19 September 2016 at the UNHQ in New York.

The large forced displacement of populations is now a global crisis that requires a collective effort by the international community, led by world leaders. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on everyone to work together to define a clear path forward guided by international refugee law, human rights and humanitarian law.

Ms Karen AbuZayd, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Summit gave a briefing to Diplomats via webex  at our office last week – listen to Ms Karen AbuZayd remarks.

For more information on the Summit