During the UN Theme Week 2019, organised by the UN Student Association in Norway, Urban-A was represented by Synne Bergby, talking about the Syrian refugee crisis, protracted displacements and urban response.
More details about the programme:
According to the UNHCR, around 26 million people across the globe are refugees. With global warming and climate change it is estimated that this number only will increase. Meanwhile, the west is closing its borders. It is easy to turn a blind eye to this humanitarian crisis.
In this session we will do the exact opposite.
The event will connect the Sustainable Development Goals and their roles towards refugees with durable solutions to displacement (repatriation, local integration and resettlement), reducing inequalities and climate action.
12pm-1pm: Session 1: Talk on durable solutions to displacement (repatriation, local integration and resettlement).
1:15pm-2pm: session 2: Rune Arctander from the UN Association will have a talk regarding the SDGs connected to the refugee crisis.
2:15pm-3pm: session 3: panel discussion consisting of: a representant from URBAN-A, a human rights activist, and a former refugee. Moderated by Jimmy Westerheim.
3pm-4pm: session 4: Activity for participants: presented with a case/situation, aim is to try to formulate a solution (prize for the best solution, judged by the panel)