Humanitatian Conference 2012
17th Annual Humanitarian Conference
March 1-2, 2012
Webster's annual humanitarian conference brings thinkers
from around the world to Geneva.
Webster University Geneva's International Relations Department will hold its 17th
annual International Humanitarian Conference on March 1 and 2 at Geneva's International
|A portrait of a girl in Rahim Yar Khan, in Pakistan's Punjab Province, holding high-energy
biscuits distributed by the UN World Food Programme (WFP). She is one of the 17 million
people in Pakistan affected by recent torrential flooding, thought to be the worst
natural disaster in the nation's history.
(United Nations Photo)
This year's theme, “Refugees and Armed Conflicts,” addresses one of the mostchallenging issues faced in humanitarian work.
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The 2012 conference is being organized around five themes:
- legal instruments and the protection of victims of war, displaced persons,
- the evolution of armed conflicts and the challenge of protection;
- the responsibility to protect—theory and practice;
the practice of the protection of refugees and victims
of war; and
- coping with displacement and forced migration
on the international and national levels.