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UN General Assembly informal multistakeholder hearings for UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants
UN Headquarters, New York
Conference Room 4
10:00am-1:00pm and 3:00-6:00pm
On 18 July 2016, the President of the UN General Assembly will host informal multi-stakeholder hearings at UN Headquarters in New York in preparation for the 19 September UN Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.UN Member State consultations are underway on the outcome document for this Summit, and these hearings provide a significant opportunity for stakeholders to contribute their recommendations for the draft Declaration and draft Global Compact on Responsibility Sharing for Refugees. During the opening of the hearings, remarks will be delivered by:
H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly
H.E. Ms. Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the United States/Co-facilitator for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (TBC)
H.E. Mr. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations/Co-facilitator for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants
Ms. Karen AbuZayd, UN Special Adviser on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants
Ms. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, Advocate for refugees rights and victims of trafficking, Yazda
Ms. Michele LeVoy, Director, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
The concept note for the hearings is available here.
The programme for the hearings is available here.
Guiding questions for the 4 interactive panels are at bottom of this message.
You may watch the hearings online at http://webtv.un.org