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The global refugee crisis in an era of conflict and climate change

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Please join us for a talk by Mr Toby Harward - Head of Office, UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)

Today, there are nearly 66 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and the numbers continue to escalate dramatically.

The issue of displacement, both for refugees and internally displaced persons, is a global megatrend and a critical challenge of our generation. How we respond and how we manage this challenge could well define the future of our planet.

The world urgently needs new ideas and innovative solutions to ease the humanitarian crisis brought on by displacement. So how can the international community better empower refugees? How can we give them more opportunity, make them more self-reliant, and ensure they live sustainably while in exile?

About Toby Harward:

Toby Harward has sixteen years of diplomatic and administrative experience in the United Nations, implementing Security Council mandates in peacekeeping operations and other UN missions in Africa and the Middle East. He has experience dealing with humanitarian, political and security issues in the field and at UN Headquarters in New York.

Before joining UNHCR in December 2015, he oversaw civil affairs and community liaison activities in a UN mission in Sudan working with local authorities promoting opportunities for dialogue and reconciliation.

Prior to this, he headed liaison and reporting activities for the OPCW-UN Joint Mission assigned to facilitate and verify the removal of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal from the country in 2013 - 2014. He has also spent periods working in UN missions in Lebanon, Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Western Sahara. At the UN Secretariat in New York, he was part of a team planning and deploying UN missions in Sudan and in Lebanon.

Toby Harward is a British national. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations with Arabic from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

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