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AGI Rome Program Resources

The #AGIROME course and program most updated information are internally shared with the students through University of San Francisco's Leaning Management System. The following is a list not selected publications and resources that can be helpful for an overview of Refugee Service Management, Anti-Human Trafficking, International NGO work, and Forced Migration Policies.


Must Read Documents:

The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights https://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf 

The 1951 Refugee Convention https://www.unhcr.org/4ca34be29.pdf 

The 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

The 2018 Vatican Paper Towards the Global Compact on Migrants and on Refugees https://migrants-refugees.va/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/A4-ENG-2nd-Edition-Towards-the-Global-Compacts-2018-HOME.pdf 



Comprehensive Reading Collection:

Forced Migration Online (FMO):This is a large collection of full text reporting, journal articles and other electronic readings on Forced migration Online (FMO): a world of information on human displacement managed by University of Oxford – Refugee Studies Center. See http://www.forcedmigration.org/

Jesuit Refugee Service Publications (JRS):JRS International has numerous publications highlighting their works on accompaniment, advocacy, urban refugees and other perspectives on refugee service. See http://en.jrs.net/publications

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR):A large collection of professional reporting on refugee issues highlighting the NGOs and international challenges connected to refugee services. See http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c4b8.html

Global Policy Forum (NGOs):GPF collects different information and free reports on NGO management and policies. See https://www.globalpolicy.org/ngos/links-and-resources-on-ngos.html


Humanitarian Relief and Emergencies Websites:

· Ocha: http://www.unocha.org

· ReliefWeb:http://reliefweb.int

· Humanitarian Response: https://www.humanitarianresponse.info

· Humanitarian ID: https://humanitarian.id/#/

· Inform-Index:http://www.inform-index.org

· IASC: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc/

· PreventionWeb:http://www.preventionweb.net/english/

· HDH: https://data.humdata.org

· GDACS: http://www.gdacs.org

· CERF: http://www.unocha.org/cerf/

· FTS: https://fts.unocha.org

· REDHUM:http://www.redhum.org

· World Humanitarian Summit: http://www.worldhumanitariansummit.org

· Insarag:http://www.insarag.org



International NGOs Websites and Resources

· Human rights and NGO list (University of Minnesota) http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/links/ngolinks.html

· International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) www.istr.org

· NGOs and the UN Rule of Law http://www.unrol.org/article.aspx?article_id=23

· The Yearbook of International Organizations www.uia.org/yearbook

· UN and Civil Society: http://www.un.org/en/civilsociety/

· United Nations Department of Public Information – Nongovernmental Organizations (UN-DPI-NGO) http://outreach.un.org/ngorelations/

· USAID and NGOs http://www.usaid.gov/partnership-opportunities/ngo

· World Association of Nongovernmental Organizations (WANGO) http://www.wango.org



Humanitarian Emergencies Manuals and Guidelines:

· UNHCR (2011), The humanitarian emergency settings perceived needs scale (HESPER): manual with scale. http://www.unhcr.org/50b4cf069.pdf

· WHO (2008), Manual for the health care of children in humanitarian emergencies http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43926/1/9789241596879_eng.pdf

· UNICEF (2005), Emergency Field Handbook. http://www.unicef.org/lac/emergency_handbook.pdf

· UNU (1999) Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs) http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/3186F057B642B6B9C1256C22002B564E-complex.pdf


JRS reading collection:


· JRS strategic framework http://en.jrs.net/Publications_List?ID=23

· JRS Rescued – what next? Protection seekers stranded in Sicily. http://en.jrs.net/Publications_List?ID=4

· JRS, Advocacy in Jesuit Refugee Service. Jesuit Refugee Services (2011). Available at http://en.jrs.net/Publications_List?ID=10

· JRS, Working with Urban Refugees. Jesuit Refugee Services (2013). Available at http://en.jrs.net/Publications_List?ID=10

· JRS, Side by Side: learning what accompaniment is all about. Jesuit Refugee Services (2011). Available at http://en.jrs.net/Publications_List?ID=10


UNHCR reading collection:

· UNHCR Global Report http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c4b8.html

· UNHCR report on the convention at 50 available at http://www.unhcr.org/3b5e90ea0.html

· UNHCR Asylum seeker report 2012 http://www.unhcr.org/5329b15a9.html

· UNHCR, NGO Partnerships in Refugee Protection; Answers and Questions. http://www.un-ngls.org/orf/HCR-NGO-partnerships.pdf

· UNHCR, Protecting Refugees: A Field guide for NGOs. http://www.unhcr.or.jp/protect/pdf/ProtectingRefugees-FieldGuideforNGOs.pdf

· UNHCR, Partnership: An Operations Management Handbook for UNHCR’s Partners. http://www.the-ecentre.net/resources/e_library/doc/Operations_Management_Handbook.pdf


Readings on the participating organizations:

· JRS, Centro Astalli http://centroastalli.it

· Centro Astalli annual report – summary in English at http://centroastalli.it/rapporto-annuale/

· Review the works of Caritas Roma here http://www.caritasroma.it

· Read the Caritas International works on Immigration services and anti-human trafficking at http://www.caritas.org/what-we-do/migration/

· Catholic Charities USA and Human Trafficking http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/human-trafficking/

· Explore:http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

· Explore readings in http://jrsusa.org/campaigns_focus?TN=PROMO-20100826120437

· Explore IDLO website http://www.idlo.int

· Check the resources at http://www.weinstitute.org/certificates.html

· Community of Sant’Egidio www.santegidio.org

· Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) www.fao.org

· International Organization of Migration (IOM) www.iom.int

· UNHCR www.unhcr.org

· UNODC www.unodc.org

· ILO www.ilo.org


Recommended Readings for your research:


· Polaris Project, Resources by Topics. http://www.polarisproject.org/resources/resources-by-topic

· US-DOS (2014) Human Trafficking Report 2015. Introductory Material and ‘Italy’ sections. Available at http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/index.htm

· UNHCR (2007) Ten Point Plan of Action for Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration for Countries Along the Eastern and South Eastern Borders of European Union Member States. http://www.unhcr.org/4a1e48f66.html

· European Commission, The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012–2016. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/organized-crime-and-human-trafficking/trafficking-in-human-beings/index_en.htm




Refugee Studies Articles

The following is a list of selected peer-reviewed journal articles that can be used for the final research assignment and subject specific research. 


Aliaksei Igor, P. (2017). Keynesianism vs. Classical Economic Theory: European Refugee Crisis and the Fall of Multiculturalism. Journal of Education Culture And Society,Vol 7, Iss 2, Pp 13-20 (2017), (2), 13. doi:10.15503/jecs20172.13.20

Esses, V. M., Hamilton, L. K., & Gaucher, D. (2017). The global refugee crisis: Empirical evidence and policy implications for improving public attitudes and facilitating refugee resettlement. Social Issues and Policy Review,11(1), 78-123. doi:10.1111/sipr.12028

Huynh, J. (2016). Tales of the boat people: comparing refugee resettlement in the Vietnamese and Syrian refugee crises. Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 48(1), 198-240.

McBrien, J. L. (2017). Refugees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants: Help for teachers with problematic definitions. Social Studies Research & Practice, 12(2), 113-124. doi:10.1108/SSRP-03-2017-0001

Momin, S. (2017). A Human Rights Based Approach to refugees: a look at the Syrian refugee crisis and the responses from Germany and the United States. Duke Forum for Law & Social Change (DFLSC), 955-79.

Nawyn, S. J., Banu Kavakli, N., Demirci-Yılmaz, T., & Pantic Oflazoğlu, V. (2016). Human Trafficking and Migration Management in the Global South. International Journal of Sociology, 46(3), 189-204. doi:10.1080/00207659.2016.1197724

Ormsby, E. A. (2017). The refugee crisis as civil liberties crisis. Columbia Law Review, 117(5), 1191-1229.

Returning and Deporting Irregular Migrants: Not a Solution to the ‘Refugee Crisis’. (2016). Human Geography, (9), 101.

Scheel, S., & Ratfisch, P. (2014). Refugee Protection Meets Migration Management: UNHCR as a Global Police of Populations.Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies, 40(6), 924-941.

Simsa, R. (2017). Leaving Emergency Management in the Refugee Crisis to Civil Society? The Case of Austria. Journal of Applied Security Research, 12(1), 78-95. doi:10.1080/19361610.2017.1228026


Recommended NGO Reading

The following are a selection of best books in relation to the field of NGOs and international nonprofit.

· Ahmed, Shamima, and David M. Potter. 2006. NGOs in international politics. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.

· Edwards, Michael. 1997. Making a difference NGOs and development in a changing world.London: Earthscan Publ.

· Fisher, Julie. 1998. Nongovernments: NGOs and the political development of the Third World. West Hartford, Conn: Kumarian Press.

· Fox, Jonathan, and L. David Brown. 1998. The struggle for accountability: the World Bank, NGOs, and grassroots movements. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

· Goodhand, Jonathan. 2006. Aiding peace? the role of NGOs in armed conflict.Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

· Hudock, Ann. 2001. NGOs and civil society: democracy by proxy?Malden, MA: Polity Press.

· Lindenberg, Marc, and Coralie Bryant. 2001. Going global: transforming relief and development NGOs.Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.

· Nejima, Susumu. 2015. NGOs in the Muslim world. [S.l.]: Routledge.

· Spires, Robert Weber. 2015. Preventing human trafficking: education and NGOs in Thailand.

· Tai, John W. 2015. Building civil society in Authoritarian China importance of leadership connections for establishing effective nongovernmental organizations in a non-democracy.Cham [Switzerland]: Springer.

· Weiss, Thomas George, and Leon Gordenker. 2007. NGOs, the UN, and global governance.Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner.

· Yaziji, Michael, and Jonathan P. Doh. 2009. NGOs and corporations: conflict and collaboration. Cambridge [u.a.]: Cambridge Univ. Press.

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