UNU Migration Network
The United Nations Migration Network, currently chaired by Prof. Melissa Siegel and Dr. Katie Kuschminder of UNU-MERIT, launched a blog series ‘Migration, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic’ in late 2020. As a build-up to International Migrants Day on 18 December 2020, this series brought together UNU’s collaborative expertise to explore the interrelations and acute challenges of migration, climate change, and health. The series examines these connections at local and global levels, highlights the implications for migrants, and provides evidence-based insights for United Nations member states, governments, and policymakers. The network also hosted two webinars at the end of 2020: The Introduction to the International Migration Special Issue on ‘Conceptualizing and Contextualizing Reintegration’, co-organised by Dr. Katie Kuschminder, and the launch of the book ‘Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South’, which was co-edited by Dr. Katrin Marchand.