The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants was held on 19 Sept. 2016 and the Leaders' Summit on Refugees took place on 20 Sept. 2016. For outcome documents, statements, and other meeting-related information and multimedia, visit the Summits' respective web sites via the links above. See also a list of pledges Member States made at the Leaders' Summit.
*For a useful summary of what the Summits achieved, see the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law's Weekly News Roundup, 26 Sept. 2016 (scroll down to "international news").
Here is a selection of reporting/commentary on the Summits:
Mismatch between Rhetoric and Reality at Refugee Summits (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2016) [text]
Plenty of Hype, No New Ideas at UN Migration Summit (IRIN, Sept. 2016) [text]
Refugees and Migrants: The View from This Week's New York Summits (ODI, Sept. 2016) [text]
States are Ducking Their Responsibilities to Refugees. This U.N. Declaration Might Just Start to Change That (Monkey Cage Blog, Sept. 2016) [text]
UN Summit Commits to Protect Refugee, Migrant Rights (UNHCR, Sept. 2016) [text]
UNHCR Welcomes New Support for Refugees at Leaders' Summit (UNHCR, Sept. 2016) [text]
"U.S. Says Some 360,000 Refugee Spots Pledged at United Nations," Reuters, 21 Sept. 2016 [text]
"US-led Coalition to Double Refugee Resettlement Places and Expand Aid," The Guardian, 20 Sept. 2016 [text]
The Week That Refugees Were at the Top of the U.N. Agenda (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2016) [text]
World Refugee Summits Fail Refugees (HRW's Dispatches, Sept. 2016) [text]
- News: UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants/Free Content (19 Sept. 2016)
- News: Refugee Summits Next Week (15 Sept. 2016)
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