Promoting Human Security and Minimizing Conflict Associated with Forced-Migration in the Pacific Region

Author: 
Timothy Bryar, Valeria Bello and Cosmin Corendea
Publisher: 
UNU-GCM
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2015

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This report highlights the main findings of a joint research project between the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the United Nations University (UNU) Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security.

Responding to the Forum Regional Security Committee’s request to undertake research and develop policy recommendations on the security implications of poorly managed climate change induced migration, the research aimed to understand both the main human security challenges that climate induced migrants face when settling in receiving countries or communities and the major reasons for tensions or conflict. In addition, the research aimed to formulate policy recommendations that could help Forum Island Countries and other stakeholders from the Pacific to develop appropriate policy responses to promote human security and prevent conflict due to climate induced displacement and migration.

In this regard, this report formulates seven policy recommendations in order to promote human security and minimize conflict associated with forced migration in the Pacific region.

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