題目：The challenges of global forced displacement – can the UN Refugee Agency cope?
講師：Dirk Hebecher, UNHCR representative in Japan
参加費：会員: 無料 非会員：1000円（大学院生含） 学生：無料
June 20th is World Refugee Day.
Imagine the desperation that forces men, women and families to leave behind everything they know and love, and risk their lives in flight into an unknown future.
Dirk Hebecker will give a brief introduction to the history and work UNHCR currently does globally in support of refugees and other people of concern. This will include what a refugee is and how a refugee is different from a migrant. He will touch upon the (popular and common media) myths about refugees, challenges of xenophobia and rejection of refugees and migrants by the wealthy global North and West as well as the hurdles to refugees’ integration and well-being.
Finally, he will talk about the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in Japan, the distinct challenges Japan is facing in this area, how UNHCR is trying to help improve both domestic asylum policy and practice as well as the challenges refugees and asylum-seekers face in Japan.
Dirk Hebecker is the 12th Representative of UNHCR in Japan, arriving in May 2016. He joined UNHCR in 1993 as Associate Repatriation Officer in Hanoi, Vietnam, after working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his native Germany and the German Embassy in Hanoi.
Since joining UNHCR, he has worked in humanitarian affairs in Georgia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as well as UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva. He was also seconded to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (0HCHR) in the Russian Federation. Prior to his assignment in Japan, he was Representative of UNHCR in Korea.
Hebecker majored in international relations and South East Asia studies and is fluent in English, French, Russian and Vietnamese.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR safeguards the rights and well-being of refugees and stateless people. In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. UNHCR is on the front lines of the world’s major humanitarian crises, including Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and countless other emergencies.
Visit www.unhcr.org/ – Follow Twitter @Refugees – @Refugeesmedia and www.facebook.com/UNHCR/
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日時：2017年10月7日(土) & 10月8日(日)