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The Long Road to Resettlement

Introduction United Nations House Scotland, in collaboration with Médecins sans Frontières, hosted “The Long Road to Resettlement Conference” on the 20th of September at Paterson’s Land Edinburgh university, with an audience of over one hundred and fifty attendees. The event discussed the situation 'on the ground' in Syria, while also exploring the efforts currently underway to resettle Syrian refugees in Scotland. At a time when, according to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR), the Syrian conflict has produced the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, it becomes crucial to bring diverse voices to the table to discuss how refugees’ immedia

WFUNA’s Sixth Human Rights Youth Program

From the 25 – 29 July 2016, I attended WFUNA’s Human Rights Youth Program at the United Nations in Geneva as a representative of UNA-Scotland. The program was a fantastic way to end my time at UN House Scotland, where I had been working as an intern since February. The program has been running for six years and is dedicated to building the capacity of young people working in the UNA network to engage effectively with UN human rights mechanisms and implement human rights projects in their communities. For one week I worked alongside twenty-three young people from UNAs of Argentina, Armenia, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Iceland, Tanzania, Sweden, South Africa, Uganda, United K

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