May - Migration & Population In the 21st Century

May 21, 2008 · Greater London, United Kingdom

In the 21st Century we are going to experience the scarcity and depletion of vital resources, global warming, resource wars and growing global inequalities. This will cause great stress on our societies and result in huge movements of populations across the globe. Few Governments have thought through the consequences of this and even less has expressed a view. We hope to do this at our meeting in May. This meeting is to discuss the issue of migration and population in the 21st century and how this can be managed on a global scale. Speaking at that meeting will be,

Andrew Dismore MP who will host this meeting. Andrew is Chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Human Rights and in that position central to this debate.

Don Flynn, formally of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and now Director of the Migrants' Rights Network and

Sylvie Oboa-Bradwell from The Centre For Democracy and Development.

The Migrants Rights Network states - "we exist to ensure that our emerging global society recognises and embraces migration as a key component of economic progress and development, in the creation of culturally rich and diverse societies, and in the promotion of human, political, social and economic rights and gender equality" The Centre For Democracy and Development exists - To be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development.? Sylvie knows a great deal about how the actions of Western Companies in countries like Senegal have forced people to migrate and understands that this will happen on a greater magnitude in the future. This should be a good and interesting meeting that will logically follow on from the global warming one that we are having in April. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion from the audience.

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