September 18, 2018

Breaking News:

Marise Payne is Australia’s FM -

Thursday, September 13, 2018

President of the Assembly, O-Gon Kwon, reaffirming support for the ICC -

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visits OPCW -

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Prosecutor on the arrest of five Accused in Rwanda -

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

OPCW confirm UK findings -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Jordan against ICC decision -

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

US Special Envoy for North Korea -

Monday, August 27, 2018

Trump’s Special Envoy for Iran -

Monday, August 27, 2018

51st President of Paraguay inaugurated -

Monday, August 27, 2018

III President of Zimbabwe took office -

Sunday, August 26, 2018

International Metropolis Conference

The International Metropolis Conference  will take place on September 18-22 at the World Forum, The Hague in The Netherlands. This marks the second time that The Hague will be welcoming the annual International Metropolis Conference, the first being in 2010 when the Queen of The Netherlands was in the audience.

The theme of this year’s event is Migration and Global Justice. Further details about the conference can be found on the web at

Metropolis is the world’s largest network of researchers, government officials, international organizations, and civil society organizations in the field of migration and population diversity. Our aim is to enhance policy through empirical research and thereby to support societies that are managing the many effects of migration.

Metropolis is an apolitical organization whose work is rooted in a realistic understanding of the policy process and which seeks to create useful co-operation amongst research, policy, and civil society. Although Metropolis do not advocate specific views about how any given society ought to manage migration and diversity, Metropolis do believe that no society will succeed if it attempts simply to eradicate migration and the diversity of its population. Metropolis basic position is that successful societies will be those that explicitly manage these phenomena for the mutual benefit of their citizens, their migrants, and their minority communities.

The annual International Metropolis Conference has become the largest regular migration conference in the world with a mandate to create active engagement amongst the academy, government, international organizations, and civil society organizations. This five day event offers a mix of 8 plenary sessions and roughly 90 workshops and roundtables, three special symposia and a PhD workshop to the approximately 600 delegates in attendance. The plenary program attempts to bring new issues to the Metropolis table each year and to take a forward-looking approach to migration and its effects on societies. This year’s plenary themes are:

  1. Refugees: From Re-settlement to Integration
  2. Managing Migration in a Theatre of War
  3. Populism, Post-Truth Politics and Moral Leadership
  4. Research Innovations and their Policy Implications
  5. Cities Part One: Local Integration Policies
  6. Volunteering, Urban Civility, and Active Citizenship
  7. Cities Part Two: Economic Opportunities for All in Creative Cities
  8. After Brexit, Whither Europe?



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