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Conflicts, violence and acute failures in governance as we have seen in Venezuela and elsewhere in the Americas continue to force people from their homes and countries. With the numbers growing, but few able to find new homes, it is clear that our global refugee and migration systems are failing to respond.
As a new administration takes over in Washington, there are clear opportunities for leadership to recalibrate refugee and migration policies while countering the root causes of forced displacement at home and abroad.
In this conversation, three leaders — Madeleine Albright in the United States, Lloyd Axworthy in Canada and Mayu Brizuela de Avila in El Salvador — discuss domestic and regional actions and policies as well as the international peace and security diplomacy needed to build political will and transform governance to reset the response to forced displacement.
The panel discussion took place on 19 January 2020.
Former US Secretary of State;
WRMC Honorary Chair [bio]
Chair, World Refugee & Migration Council, and former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs [bio]
Mayu Brizuela de Avila
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador; Commissioner ICMP [bio]
Columnist, The New York Times [bio]
The World Refugee & Migration Council is supported through a partnership with Cuso International.