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Professor Raghuram and Dr Bloom give evidence at the UN

By Emma Burnett - 15 August 2017, 10:54
Professor Parvati Raghuram and Dr Tendayi Bloom attended the fourth of the thematic sessions for the UN compact for safe, orderly and regular migration at the UN Headquarters in New York from 24-26 July, 2017. Both Professor Rahuram and Dr Bloom gave spoken interventions. Professor Raghuram spoke on the importance of student migration (1:20:54); Dr Bloom on the importance of considering the needs of stateless persons and the risk of statelessness in the context of migration (2:41:00).
This was the fourth of six thematic sessions that will form part of the process towards the creation of the first ever global compact on migration. The process arose out of a summit on the large movement of refugees and migrants held by the United Nations in New York in September 2016. As a result of this summit it was decided that two compacts should be developed, one relating to refugees and one relating to migrants. The migration compact is scheduled to be launched at a summit in 2018. 
Led by Dr Bloom, the Open University successfully applied to have consultative status for this process. OU experts have been participating throughout and will continue to do so as it progresses.



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