UNCT Seminar Series: “UNHCR: Protection of Refugees in Malaysia and in the region: Challenges and Opportunities”

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2018•07•31    12:00 - 13:00
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur

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    Mr. Towle will provide the broad overview of the current challenges faced by Government and refugees in the region. He will outline prospects for new approaches to refugee protection including the new Government’s Manifesto commitment to provide stable basis for protecting refugees in Malaysia.

    Flyer and seminar details available here.

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    Speaker

    Richard Towle is the Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia. Prior to his current assignment, Mr Towle was the Regional Representative for UNHCR covering Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the Pacific based in Canberra, Australia (2007-2013).  Mr Towle has also served in various senior positions with UNHCR including in Hong Kong, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. He was also Chief of Mission for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights field operation in the Former Yugoslavia from 2000-2003 covering Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo based in Belgrade. Mr Towle has an LLB (Hons) from Canterbury University (NZ) and an LLM (Dist) from the University of London in the UK.

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    United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.

    +603-9171-5394
    iigh-info@unu.edu

  • United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA.
    Tel : +603-9171-5394
    Fax : +603-9171-5402
    Email : iigh-info@unu.edu
    Website : www.iigh.unu.edu

    Additional Information:

    1. Logistical information
      We have very limited parking spaces at our building, being located within the HUKM hospital grounds. You are encouraged to take public transport i.e. by LRT (alight at either Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, or Bandar Tasik Selatan stations) or MRT (alight at Taman Midah station) and take a taxi/Uber to our building (about 10 minutes’ drive).
      If you drive, please park at the nearby paid parking lots, either opposite the entrance of HUKM or within the HUKM grounds, otherwise your vehicles willbe clamped by the security.
      In case you need assistance with directions, please call our reception: 603-9171 5394.
    2. Dressing
      We encourage smart casual dressing. You may wish to bring a piece of warm clothing/shawl, as the room may be rather cold at times.