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Post-Grad education: Refugees

by on March 12, 2020

In an effort to avoid the path of least resistance I have returned to school, ideally taking five classes this year that focus on human rights. The first class, which has recently commenced, is on Forced Migration and Human Rights.

I feel that it’s a good idea to share one paragraph quote with you, during which I hope we remember that the current U.S. administration an a lot of people that support it do not like the United Nations and international cooperation in general.

This comes from the 2018 Global compact on refugees (pdf), in a Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

against this background, the global compact complements ongoing United Nations endeavours in the areas of prevention, peace, security, sustainable development, migration and peacebuilding. All States and relevant stakeholders are called on to tackle the root causes of large refugee situations, including through heightened international efforts to prevent and resolve conflict; to uphold the Charter of the United Nations, international law, including international humanitarian law, as well as the rule of law at the national and international levels; to promote, respect, protect and fulfil human rights and fundamental freedoms for all; and to end exploitation and abuse, as well as discrimination of any kind on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, disability, age, or other status. The international community as a whole is also called on to support efforts to alleviate poverty, reduce disaster risks, and provide development assistance to countries of origin, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other relevant frameworks.

Despite the unsuccessful endevours of the U.N. consider just how the current administration views refugees and any attempt – all good ideas listed by the U.N – to mitigate any refugee crisis.

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