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UNESCO Chair In Refugee Integration Through Languages And The Arts At The University Of Glasgow

EDM number 537 in 2016-17, proposed by Anne McLaughlin on 12/10/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum, Higher education, Immigration and Performing arts.

That this House congratulates the University of Glasgow on its formal recognition by UNESCO's Director General as a member of its prestigious universities network, the UNESCO Chairs, for high-quality research that is working to further UNESCO's peace building mission; notes the establishment of the first UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts which will be led by Professor Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, in the School of Education; recognises that the purpose of the UNESCO Chair is to promote the integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on how the integration of refugees into new communities can be promoted through languages and the arts; further notes it will be delivered in partnership with the University of Glasgow's Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, a collective of international researchers, artists, public and third sector organisations particularly from Gaza and Ghana; welcomes its appointment of two Glasgow based artists-in-residence, Gameli Tordzro, a Ghanaian multiple arts professional, and Tawona Sithole, a poet from Zimbabwe; applauds the commitment to and support for refugees since the 1930s when the University was a haven to academics fleeing the Nazi regime; celebrates the ethical and intellectual solidarity of the University of Glasgow; calls on this Government to adopt similar principles in education and building intercultural understanding; and further calls on the Government to commit to protecting freedom of expression by adopting an international outlook and the welcoming of other cultures and ideas.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Corri Wilson05/01/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson05/01/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin12/10/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartyProposed
Stuart McDonald12/10/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySeconded
Michael Weir12/10/2016AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Deidre Brock12/10/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan13/10/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Martyn Day13/10/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon13/10/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Chris Stephens17/10/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie17/10/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Blackford17/10/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty17/10/2016West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley17/10/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Liz Saville Roberts18/10/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Patrick Grady18/10/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law18/10/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss20/10/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald20/10/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown21/10/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond21/10/2016Signed
Carol Monaghan21/10/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil21/10/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson24/10/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry24/10/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins27/10/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell27/10/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned

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