The 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference, presented by Webster University Geneva will take place on February 15-16, 2018, at the International Conference Center Geneva with the theme of The Need For Effective Global Compacts On Refugees And Migration.
The conference will be opened by Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), and Elizabeth J. Stroble, President of Webster University.
The keynote speech will be given by Pierre Krahenbühl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Registration is now open here
The main topics to be discussed during the six sessions of the Conference will include:
- Rules, principles and practice: How to increase the effectiveness of the international refugee regime
- “Regular” and “irregular” migration: Increasing transparency and predictability for both migrants and governments
- Human rights: Refugee and migrant integration and assimilation
- Dealing with the issue of security at the local and the global levels
- Health and migrants
- Education of children in emergency situations.
The conference will be organized with the participation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Organization for Migration, as well as other governmental and non-governmental organizations. As in previous years, it will be held under the auspices of the Conseil d’Etat (Government) of the Canton of Geneva. Registration is now open here
Thursday, February 15, 2018
International Conference Center Geneva (CICG) 17 rue de Varembé CH - 1211 Geneve