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What’s trust got to do with migration?

11 May 2016
What’s trust got to do with migration?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 16:00 - 17:30
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva

With migration on the rise, individuals from different walks of life are led to encounter one another. These encounters can often lead to confrontation, mistrust or simply indifference. They can also lead to enriching encounters. How to build trust to transform those unlikely encounters into enriching ones is what this Human Library is all about, linking the personal experience to a global phenomenon.
The human library will present 6 “Human Books” who will share their personal stories, each focusing on different issues related to migration and the importance of trustbuilding. Open a chapter of their stories and get inspired, equipped, and connected through their experiences.


Welcome Remarks

Francesco Pisano,
Chief, UNOG Library

Introductory Remarks

Cornelio Sommaruga,
Honorary President of Initiatives of Change International (IofC)


Leonard Doyle,
Spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Melissa Fleming,
Chief Spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Jens Wilhelmsen,
Member of IofC Norway

Imad Karam,
Executive Director of IofC International

Huruy Gulbet,
Eritrean Refugee, student in Geneva

Closing Remarks

Stephanie Buri,
Director of Communications of CAUX-IofC Foundation


For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 11 May 2016.


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