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MRN sponsored walk for PICUM

MRN is organising a fun sponsored walk along the River Thames in London, in order to raise money for the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM). PICUM works to promote respect for, and raise awareness of the issues faced by, undocumented migrants across Europe.

The walk will take place on Saturday 5th July 2008 and will take us from Greenwich to the London Eye, along the River Thames. It promises to be an enjoyable and worthwhile event, so please come and join us, and bring friends and family!

More details can be found on the MRN website at , including a downloadable registration form. If you’d like to come along, please contact Cristina ( by the 20th June.


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World Poverty Relief, Human Rights and Peace on the Internet

I am an activist from the USA and I created the largest and most comprehensive web portal for developing world poverty relief, human rights and peace on the Internet.  This site needs distribution to local NGOs in the developing world.  Please review my portal and share it appropriately.  Do not share it in conflict areas for the safety of aid workers.

Seth Leonard

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International Forced Migration Research Mapping Survey

International Forced Migration Research Mapping Survey

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) of the University of Oxford seeks your participation in a  groundbreaking project to foster and enhance global collaboration between academic institutions,  policy makers and advocates working on issues of forced migration, with the goal of significantly improving the quality of protection available to forcibly displaced and stateless persons.

Supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the UK Department  for International Development, the initiative seeks to achieve this goal by complementing, extending  and supporting individuals,
institutions and networks at the national and regional level through the development of a global forced migration network, which will provide a member-driven forum for the  development of creative approaches to capacity
building, collaboration, and resource sharing. Continue reading

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International field school in museums and sustainable heritage development

International Field School in Museums & Sustainable Heritage Development

7-22 December 2007
Organised by the University of Queensland, Australia Museum Studies Program.
Deadline for applications: Friday, 5 October 2007

The International Field School in Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development offered by the Museum Studies Program at UQ aims to provide first-hand experience to graduate students and Professional Development Program participants in locating culture in sustainable development in a rapidly globalising world. Museums and heritage places of all kinds are considered in the context of sustainable economic, environmental and social development, with a focus on documented case studies and real-life examples in Vietnam. Participants will consider how museums, cultural institutions, and heritage tourism can play a role in the revitalization of local culture and economy, and how international conventions for heritage protection, governance structures, and local area planning intersect within holistic heritage management frameworks. The course provides a critical introduction to cultural mapping, gender and youth issues in community engagement, poverty alleviation and Millennium Development Goals. It also examines the challenges posed by the conflicts between conservation and development, particularly in World Heritage Areas. Continue reading

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Research network on human aspects of global change

The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) is an initiative to foster research co-operation across institutional, disciplinary and national boundaries in the field of global environmental change. It uses a social scienes approach and looks at the role of human beings both as contributors to and as victims of global change and tries to identify ways of reducing change and mitigating its catastrophic effects.

IHDP is a joint programme of the Interational Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Council for Science (ISC) and the United Nations University (UNU) and collaborates with other international global change programmes that are more strictly (natural) science based. It has national committees all over the world which act as hubs in the network of the relevant countries.

IHDP has seven thematic core science projects, several of which will be linked to questions of global change and forced migration, mainly Global Environmental Change and Human Security and Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Check out their website for more information on their research foci:

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