Global Compact on Refugees

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Global Compact for Refugees 2.0

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School and the Center for International Cooperation at New York University convened a second meeting of experts on refugee law and policy to deliberate on, and to make concrete recommendations for, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The meeting was convened with support from the Open Society Policy Center and held at the offices of the Open Society Foundations in New York City.

The following are working papers prepared by the Experts Group and constitute the second rendition of the Global Compact on Refugees. Papers may be quoted or cited only with express permission from the author.

Just Released: The Arc of Protection

We’re proud to be partnering with Public Seminar Books to publish a draft of a pathbreaking study of the international refugee crisis written by Alex Aleinikoff and Leah Zamore, along with informed commentary by a group of the leading experts in the field. This first post here introduces the draft. Later today and next Tuesday, …

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Alex Aleinikoff on “Displaced” Podcast

Around 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but states have committed to resettling only one-tenth of that number. Alex Aleinikoff sat down with the International Rescue Committee on Displaced, a new weekly podcast from the IRC and Vox Media, to discuss one of the most promising solutions to the refugee crisis- freedom of movement. Or …

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Just Released: Recommendations for the Second Draft of the GCR

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility of The New School convened a meeting of experts to consider the First Draft of the Global Compact of Refugees (GCR). In order to further strengthen the GCR, the Group drafted a set of recommendations for additional amendments. View the recommendations here.

Just Released: Global Compact on Refugees First Draft

Read here the updated and improved framework for ensuring that the international community engages more robustly and predictably in support of refugees, their host countries and communities.

Join the Conversation: The Zero Draft of the Global Compact on Refugees

A forum for discussion and commentary on the “zero draft” of the [su_tooltip style=”bootstrap” content=”Global Compact on Refugees”]GCR[/su_tooltip] has been opened on the Forced Migration Forum. Read the zero draft (as of 1 February 2018) and provide your inputs here.

The Experts Initiative on the Global Compact on Refugees: Conclusions and Explanatory Note

In October, the Zolberg Institute The New School convened a meeting of experts on refugee law and policy to deliberate on, and to make concrete recommendations for, the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). You can find the Conclusions and an Explanatory Note here. The Expert Group proposes language for the Compact’s Preamble, Conclusion and Programme of Action–with …

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Press Release: Global Broadband Plan for Refugees

The Zolberg Institute is pleased to oversee the development of a global broadband plan for refugees in partnership with the World Bank, Tent Foundation, and USA for UNHCR. Learn more here.

Responsibility-sharing and mobility: two ideas for the second consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees

UNHCR’s consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees are well underway. On Forced Migration Forum, Alex Aleinikoff shared a copy of his statement submitted for the October 17 Thematic Discussion, which included a panel discussion on “how can we support States to receive large numbers of refugees in a safe and dignified manner.” Read it …

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