National Teleconference: The State of the World’s Refugees: From Indifference to Solidarity
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres explains how the increasing number of new crises around the world, in areas such as Syria, Sudan/South Sudan, and Mali, has revealed that the capacity of the international community to present conflict is considerably limited.
This meeting is part of the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture series, which was established by the Council and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.
More news from Council on Foreign Relations:
Wednesday, 11-19-14U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko HaramJohn Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies, evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society. Wednesday, 11-19-14CFR Special Report: Better Governance, Not Force, Most Effective Tool to Fight Nigeria's Boko HaramThe militant Islamist group Boko Harams increasingly bold attacks in Nigeriamost notably its April kidnapping of nearly three hundred female studentsthreaten to fuel further Muslim-Christian violence and destabilize West Africa, making the group a leading concern for U.S. policymakers, writes former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell, CFR senior fellow for Africa policy studies, in a new Council Special Report. Wednesday, 11-19-14I’m Back From Liberia and Under a (Self-Imposed) Quarantine in BrooklynGoing from Monrovia, Liberia to Belgium to New York meant enduring power outages, fever checks, Ebola questionnaires, and the hallway from hell. But the hysteria that dominated America's view of Ebola and the open disdain for travelers from the hard-hit region that was the norm in the United States in late October have yielded to what seems a very rational, smart way of keeping track of returnees Tuesday, 11-11-14Liberia is Stiffing Its Contact Tracers as Ebola Epidemic ContinuesSome 600 angry Ebola workers surrounded Liberia's Ministry of Health Monday demanding back pay dating from early September. The ministry employees who track down anyone who may have come into contact with an Ebola victim -- a critical process called contact tracing -- have never received a dime. Monday, 11-10-14Ebola UpdateExperts discuss international efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Friday, 11-07-14Ebola Was HereEbola cases are dropping so rapidly that Liberians are talking about the disease in the past tense. They shouldn't be, writes Laurie Garrett Tuesday, 11-04-14Journey to the Center of an EpidemicFrom New York to Brussels to Dakar to Monrovia: Day One of the trip to see Ebola-ravaged Liberia, up close and personal. Tuesday, 11-04-14The Pulpit Takes on a PlagueWhile some Liberian religious leaders are harnessing fears over the outbreak to further an anti-gay agenda, other churches are preaching peace, calm, and a chlorine rinse. Friday, 10-31-14Responding to the Ebola CrisisMichael T. Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, discusses the Ebola crisis and pandemic preparedness in light of the recent cases in the United States, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series. Thursday, 10-30-14The Understated Role of the Air Force in the Battle Against EbolaJanine Davidson, publishing in Defense One, evaluates the role of the U.S. Air Force in containing the Ebola virus. It is Air Force transportation and logistical capabilities that have provided the foundation for the entire effort.
Africa.com is pleased to offer our readers daily insights provided on the websites of the highly influential Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs magazine. These two sources generate some of the most current and thought-provoking news and analyses by experienced foreign policy practitioners and thinkers about events and figures throughout Africa and the diaspora. We are honored to be working with them.