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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Libya Alarms World in Footage of African Migrants Being Auctioned Off

    The fight to end slavery worldwide has a long way to go. Recent footage released in November by CNN has shown black people being auctioned off as slaves in Libya. Reports reveal that these people being abused were migrants seeking to escape to Europe through the North...
    By Rani Allan | 12/18/2017
  • International Apathy Towards Rohingya Human Rights

    With the onset of the most recent blatant disregard for human rights in Burma, it has become apparent that Rohingya Muslims are some of the most persecuted people in the world. The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic-minority group that is currently facing an ethnic cleansing. They...
    By Katia Altern | 12/6/2017
  • New York City Symposium Recognizes Need for Refugee Action

    An annual academic and policy symposium titled Whither Migration? New Directions in Research and Policy in an Era of Nationalism was held in early October at the Center for Migration Studies of New York City. The day-long event covered a number of topics related to the worldwide...
    By Rani Allan | 11/3/2017
  • Educating Refugee Girls: Finding Solutions When Two Problems Collide

    Educating refugee girls presents a unique and complicated challenge in many places around the world.  This issue is pressing because it is the intersection of two issues that can severely harm a person’s life: the refugee crisis and the lack of opportunities to educate all...
    By Amy Perry | 8/9/2017
  • World Refugee Day and our Interdependent World Community

    Every year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a time to honor the courage and strength of those who are forced to flee their homeland because of conflict, violence, or persecution. This year, bringing awareness and supporting refugees is more important than ever. The United...
    By Kate Mays | 6/20/2017
  • Climate-Induced Migration: United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues

    The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) is a two-week long conference that was established on July 28th, 2000 by the United Nations to address the unique issues indigenous comminutes face related to economic and social development, ecological and cultural preservation,...
    By Lyle Davison | 5/17/2017
  • An Afternoon of Accepting Others and Breakings Stigmas

    By Emma Langsner The afternoon of Friday January 27, 2017 I experienced one of the most empowering events at the United Nations Headquarters. It was the 18th annual Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN) conference titled: Refugees the 21st Century Challenge....
    By UUA International Resources: UU United Nations Office | 3/2/2017
  • If we hate haters for hating...

    A refugee justice rally was held at South Australia's Parliament house on Saturday, December 3rd, organized by the University of Adelaide's Students Against Racism group. Rev. Rob MacPherson, Minister of the Unitarian Church of South Australia, was asked to speak at that rally...
    12/12/2016
  • Refugee Crisis - Where is the world?

    This guest post is from the Unitarian Universalist Peace Ministry Network (UUPMN). It was written by Ann Lundberg, a member of UUPMN and of The Unitarian Church in Westport, CT. Whether the global refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time-- or just the most...
    11/8/2016
  • Climate Change and Forced Migration

    The following post was written by Guy Quinlan.  He is a member of UU-UNO Climate Change Task Force and attends All Souls Church in New York City. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FORCED MIGRATION In February 2010 the US Defense Department reported that “climate-related changes are already...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/8/2011

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