Presented by: Rema Jamous Imseis
This year, UNHCR marks its 70th anniversary, but this milestone is no cause for celebration – rather, it signals the failure of the international community to prevent and end displacement around the world. The talk will offer a small window into the state of global displacement, including the political and humanitarian dimensions, and highlight the role of Canada and Canadians in identifying solutions for refugees.
MS. REMA JAMOUS IMSEIS is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative to Canada. She formerly served as Deputy Director of the UNHCR Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa, covering operations in North Africa, Yemen, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Israel. Previously, she served as Head of the United Nations Regional Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa. She has been with the United Nations since 2003 and has held a variety of positions in political, legal and humanitarian affairs. Prior to joining the UN, she served as Legal Counsel to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and worked as a litigator in Toronto. Previous work experience includes consultancies and academic research in human rights, judicial independence and the rule of law.
When: Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm via ZOOM