06 September 2016

News: September Refugee Summits

Two high-level meetings on refugees will be held this month in New York: the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, 19 September, and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, 20 September. The agenda for the UN Summit has now been posted and is available via the link above. For those who wish to follow the proceedings, the event will be broadcast live via the UN's Web TV.

More information:

The Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law has created a useful web page with an overview of the two summits and what they hope to accomplish, along with analysis and commentary.

See also this UNHCR briefing note.

For info on civil society's preparations for these events, visit this web site.

Additional commentary:

Australian Leadership Needed to Scale the Refugee Summit (Lowy Interpreter, Sept. 2016) [text]

Can Obama’s Pledging Summit Rescue Global Resettlement Policy? (Refugees Deeply, Sept. 2016) [text]

Is the UN About to Agree a New Deal for Refugees and Migrants? (From Poverty to Power Blog, Aug. 2016) [text]

The Refugee Problem in New York (Project Syndicate, Aug. 2016) [text]

Why We Need a Supranational Approach at the U.N. Migration Summit (Refugees Deeply, Aug. 2016) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: General (6 Aug. 2016)
- News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants (19 July 2016)

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