UNICRI 2020 Courses: Food Security, and Migration and Human Rights

As the global population keeps growing, international migration and access to food continue to be pressing issues. John Cabot University and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) are proud to announce the second edition of the Spring Course on Food and Nutrition Security, and the fifth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights.

UNICRI 2020 Courses

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Spring Course on Food and Nutrition Security
The course will take place at JCU from May 18 to 22, and it will provide participants with an understanding of current challenges regarding food nutrition and security. Related topics such as the impact of climate change on the food supply chain, counterfeiting and adulteration of food products, and the legal tools needed to tackle food safety and security will also be covered.

Moreover, participants will become familiar with the United Nations’ strategies to achieve the second Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) “Zero Hunger,” which aims to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by 2030, to grant access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food to all people, and to ensure sustainable food production systems.

Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights
A good understanding of the challenges put forth by international migration is essential to create and implement policies that adhere to international human rights standards. Despite the legal frameworks currently in place to ensure the protection of migrants and refugees’ human rights, violations are not uncommon.

In line with the seventh point of the United Nations’ “Reduced Inequalities” Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), that pledges to “facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies,” the course will provide participants with knowledge on issues related to international migration.

The one-week intensive course will focus on, among other things, irregular migration by sea, the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, balancing human rights and security, and asylum law. Participants will interact with experts and students from all over the world, fostering the intercultural dialogue necessary to gain a deeper understanding of the debated issues.

The course will take place at JCU from July 13 to 17.

Both courses will combine lectures with practical exercises, case studies and roundtable discussions led by academics and scholars from JCU and other universities, and experts from non-governmental and international organizations, as well as from the United Nations.

How to apply for the Spring Course on Food and Nutrition Security