September summits on refugees: Background, commentary and resources



This page contains analysis and resources on two upcoming international summits on refugees: the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by US President Barack Obama on 20 September. 

This page will be regularly updated in the lead up and aftermath of the summits.


 

Featured analysis 

The Kaldor Centre is pleased to bring analysis of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees from key forced migration scholars over the coming weeks. 

The New York Declaration: Once in a lifetime opportunity to enhance refugee protection  
By Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR Geneva 

Frances Voon

What if other countries copied Australia's border security example? 
Frances Voon, Executive Manager, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law 
First published in The Lowy Interpreter, 23 September 2016

Geoff Gilbert

Glimmers of Hope
Geoff Gilbert, Professor of International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, University of Essex; Visiting Professorial Fellow, UNSW

Jane McAdam

Australia’s commitments at refugee summit fall short
Professor Jane McAdam, Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Frances Voon

What Australia Needs to Bring to the UN Refugees
Frances Voon, Executive Manager, Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law 
First published in The Huffington Post, 16 September 2016

Elizabeth Ferris

The Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants: the pesky issue of level of ambition
Elizabeth Ferris

Filling up or emptying the glass? Musings on the 19 September refugee summit
Professor Jane McAdam, Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Minor miracle or historic failure? Assessing the UN’s refugee summit

Jeff Crisp, Associate Fellow at Chatham House & Research Associate at Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford 

Global responses to refugees: what is the world thinking? [Video] [Podcast]  

28 June 2016, the Kaldor Centre hosted a conversation with Dr Jeff Crisp and Professor Jane McAdam on the implications of this year’s international summits to address global displacement

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