Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives
While Middle Eastern countries struggle under the weight of millions of refugees, European nations offer opened doors or high fences. Today's crises raise questions of economic survival and cultural identity. Is migration a right? Is hospitality an obligation? How to balance the needs for integration and the preservation of one's native culture? Panelists will address these questions and recommend principles, policies and action steps that can lead to sustainable models for peaceful coexistence.
Moderator: Mr. David Fraser Harris, Secretary General, UPF Middle East and North Africa
Intervention of Dr. Antonio Stango, Secretary General, Italian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, at the international leadership conference in London in September, 2016, on the topic of “Is migration a right and is hospitality an obligation?”
Intervention of Dr. Werner Fasslabend, Former Minister of Defence, Austria, in the session on "Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives" at the International Leadership Conference in London in September, 2016..
Intervention of Hon. Paulo Pisco, Member of Parliament, Portugal, in the session on "Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives" at the International Leadership Conference in London in September, 2016.
We don’t need hospitality, but to take responsibility for the sake of the world. It is our responsibility if the Middle East is destabilized, since we went into Irak without an exit strategy and this was destabilizing for the whole region and is the main reason why we have so many refugees now.