In 2016, the New Declaration for Refugees and Migrants initiated negotiations within the UN system on Global Compacts on Refugees (GCR) and Migrants (GCM). The World Refugee Council was established by the Centre of International Governance Innovation in May 2017 to support the GCR and leverage the skills and experiences of its diverse membership in order to realize transformational change for the refugee and IDP systems.
The World Refugee Council’s report, A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System, makes actionable recommendations, with a focus on four key areas: political will, responsibility sharing, financing, and accountability.
Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School
Lloyd Axworthy, WRC Chair
Devota Nuwe, WRC Member
Beth Ferris, WRC Special Adviser
About the World Refugee Council
The World Refugee Council was formed in May 2017, under the leadership of former Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy and with the support of the Government of Canada. The Council is an independent global body composed of more than 22 political leaders, policy advisers, academic experts, a Nobel prize winner, and civil society actors and human rights activists from around the world. In its major report, A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System, the Council seeks to strengthen the global response beyond the United Nations and its Global Compacts on refugees and for migration.
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