New York Declaration

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New York Declaration – September 2016

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19 September 2016

Press Release:

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted by all Member States at historic UN Summit …

By adopting the NY Declaration, Member States are making bold commitments including:

  1. to start negotiations leading to an international conference and the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in 2018;
  2. to develop guidelines on the treatment of migrants in vulnerable situations;
  3. to achieve a more equitable sharing of the burden and responsibility for hosting and supporting the world’s refugees by adopting a global compact on refugees in 2018.

What will happen next?

The New York Declaration also contains concrete plans for how to build on these commitments.

View the full text of the draft New York Declaraton.

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