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Poverty, War and Internally Displaced Persons Focus of SIPA Forum

Leading diplomats and scholars recently met at Columbia to address the thorny issues involved in mapping out the future of humanitarian efforts in war-torn countries. The opening workshop featured Francis Deng, representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons.

Fida Adely
Fida Adely

Columbia's Adely Opens Lecture Series on Human Rights, Security and Development

Fida Adely, Columbia lecturer in international and public affairs, inaugurates SIPA's lecture series: "Human Rights, Human Security and Human Development: Precepts and Principles for Humanitarian Action."

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Coralie Bryant
Coralie Bryant

U.N.'s Deng Described as 'Amazing Leader' by Coralie Bryant of SIPA

Coralie Bryant, SIPA professor of professional practice, describes the U.N.'s Francis Deng as "an amazing leader and mentor in a field desperately in need of attention: internally displaced people."

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Francis Deng
Francis Deng

Internal Displacement a 'Politically Fragile' Issue, Says Deng

Francis Deng, representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons, calls internal displacement an important but politically fragile issue. "If one is to address the problem of internal displacement, one must get to the roots of poverty, disparities, stratification and discrimination within a country so that you can make all citizens feel the longing for equal footing," he says. "It is not something you can do overnight, but it is something you can acknowledge overnight."

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Production Number: 268
Shot: Feb 02, 2004
Published: Apr 27, 2004
Last modified:Apr 26, 2004