Video: "Climate Change: Migration and Displacement" Focus Session at the 2009 Global Humanitarian Forum

The annual Global Humanitarian Forum is an independent and impartial global platform where different members of the global society collaborate in order to overcome key humanitarian concerns. The 2009 Forum entitled “Human Impact of Climate Change” took place in Geneva this past June and was focused on the human dimensions and impacts of climate change, in particular for international and development efforts.

The Global Humanitarian Forum has just released the complete video on YouTube from the “Climate change: migration and displacement” focus session at the 2009 Forum. This session was sponsored by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and was lead by the following representatives:

Craig Johnstone, Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Walter Kälin, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights

of Internally Displaced Persons

Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General, International Organization of Migration (IOM)

(moderated by Nisha Pillai, BBC World News)

There are nine parts to the video and the whole session is about an hour and a half. During the session, some key points and questions are raised along with some recommendations on the way forward.

Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Source: GHF Channel on YouTube

Related Links:
» Climate change, migration and forced displacement: the new humanitarian frontier? – COP14
» Climate Change, Migration and Environmental Refugees – UNSW public forum (May 2008)

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