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Berne Initiative

Migration A–Z

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  1. Michele Klein Solomon

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm065

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Solomon, M. K. 2013. Berne Initiative. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The Berne Initiative was a state-led consultative process of national migration authorities, involving relevant stakeholders, with the goal of identifying a common language on migration as a basis for a non-binding reference system and policy framework on migration management at the international level. It was launched by the government of Switzerland at an International Symposium on Migration in 2001, with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) serving as its secretariat. Its goal was to achieve more effective management of migration at the regional and global levels through enhanced cooperation among states. It responded to the need to institute inter-state dialogue and cooperation on migration management at the global level.

Keywords:

  • cultural diversity;
  • Geneva Conventions;
  • geopolitics;
  • immigration;
  • International Law;
  • political asylum;
  • political economy