19 July 2016

News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants

On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will "host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach." This draft resolution discusses how the meeting will proceed. Two draft documents were also recently issued, a zero draft of the outcome document for the meeting and a zero draft of the Global Compact on Responsibility Sharing for Refugees.

More information can be found via:
- the UN's summit web site
- UNHCR's summit web page
- the UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs event web site

IISD's reporting service provides news updates.

See also this article from IRIN: Will the Refugee Summit be "a Missed Opportunity"?

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