Refugees and Migrants: Ideas and Best Practices Between Development Cooperation and the Need for Security

Tue, 19 September, 2017 3:30pm

While the international community is at work to develop a Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, the international debate is becoming increasingly polarized between those who are open to welcome migrants and refugees and the ones who are afraid of new influxes and demand reinforced security measures.

Within this context, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, the Program on Extremism and the AVSI Foundation (Italy) co-sponsored a side-event on the occasion of the forthcoming 72nd United Nations General Assembly to share ideas and experiences, and to highlight best practices of partnership among different entities from the civil society, the private sector, the government systems at the local and national level. The side-event was held on September 19, 2017.


  • Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
  • Khemaies Jhinaoui, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director of Program on Extremism, George Washington University, Washington, USA
  • Ibrahim Yacouba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Niger
  • Henry Oryem Okello, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Uganda
  • Gebran Bassil, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lebanon
  • Amina Mohamed, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kenya
  • Elena Riva, President & Co-Owner Panino Giusto
  • Giampaolo Silvestri, Secretary General, AVSI Foundation, Italy

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