NEW: Empty Promises? Radical Policy Shift Needed on Refugees and Migrants
On Monday 19th September 2016, the UN General Assembly brought together for the first time all UN Member States to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach” to large movements of refugees and migrants. Described as a “historic opportunity to come up with a blue print for a better international response” – the timing of this High Level Meeting could not have been better. With millions of refugees and migrants on the move and a deadly epidemic of restrictive migration and asylum policies spreading from country to country, it’s time for world leaders to radically rethink their response to the large scale movement of migrants and refugees.