Migration

Migration is a fundamental part of human behaviour. Climate change, environmental pollution, natural disasters, violent conflicts, economic insecurity are some of the reasons why people migrate. While inequalities and power structures exacerbate the reasons to leave one’s home, the lines between forced and chosen migration are rarely clear.

Our social democratic vision for the future is a world in which migration is a free choice and mobility is based on the values of human rights and global solidarity. Based on the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees, and the Sustainable Development Goals and through close collaboration with the UN Network on Migration, OHCHR, the Treaty Body System, Special Rapporteurs, and civil society we work to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights of all migrants.

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Thursday, 02.12.2021 - 13.30pm - 14.45pm CET, hybrid meeting

“Humanizing the WTO: Seeking a Sustainable, Just, and Integrative Trade Agenda”

Humanizing the WTO will be a key part of making the organization more impactful and durable.

Governments are seeking to improve human well-being and ‘build back better” after the COVID-19 pandemic. Increasing societal discontent with globalization, inequalities, and the rise of protectionist measures threaten the trade regime's legitimacy and effectiveness. However, human impacts of trade are rarely discussed in the WTO where members’ governments are at the table for more technical discussions. At this side-event during the IISD Trade and Sustainability Hub, the speakers will not shy away from these fundamental elements for the future world trading system.

Speakers will be Caroline Dommen, Independent Researcher (https://humanrightseconomics.ch/), Maria Andrea Echazu Aguero, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR, and David Luke, Professor in Practice and Strategic Director, Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE. This event is jointly organized by QUNO and FES Geneva office.

Registration is obligatory.

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