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Making the Global Compacts Work: What future for refugees and migrants?

  • Lower Level Conference Room, Open Society Foundations  224 W. 57th St New York United States of America (map)

Will migrants and refugees move in a safer, better managed international system thanks to two Global Compacts now under negotiation? To examine this question, the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, are releasing "Making the Global Compacts Work: What future for refugees and migrants?".

Please join us on 23 April in New York for a special lunchtime conversation to launch this latest in the Kaldor Centre’s milestone Policy Brief series, which brings legal academic rigour to practical contemporary policy questions.

Making the Global Compacts Work: What future for refugees and migrants? dissects the fast-changing, complex agreements, which mark a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address profound displacement challenges. In 2016, United Nations member states adopted the New York Declaration, committing to real improvements for millions of people on the move globally. This effort will culminate in a Global Compact on Refugees, and a Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration. Negotiations are now under way to determine what these international agreements will include.

Renowned international refugee law scholar and Kaldor Centre Acting Director Guy S Goodwin-Gill will lead a frank discussion with the Policy Brief co-authors, Zolberg Institute Director Professor T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Georgetown University Professor Emeritus Susan Martin, at a special lunchtime event hosted by Open Society Foundations.