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The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Will it make a difference?

T. Alexander Aleinikoff
August 2016; 4 pages



Against the backdrop of humanity on the move, the United Nations convenes a high-level meeting during the meeting of the General Asembly in New York on September 19, 2016. Its purpose is to consider global responses to large movements of refugees and migrants. The Global Governance Spotlight 5|2016, written by former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, discusses key recommendations of the mentioned draft, identifies issues not adequately addressed by the drafters, and assesses the likely impact of the Summit.

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