While not initially at the top of the agenda, migration and forced displacement in the Americas was an important part of the North American Leaders Summit. Read how.
NEWS RELEASE – 16 November 2021 — This week, as Canada, Mexico and the United States meet for the long-awaited North American Leaders Summit, is an opportune moment for bold action to create alternative migration pathways for Northern Central Americans.
WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy and special advisor Allan Rock make the case as to how Canada can ease the refugee crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border.
In this conversation, three leaders — Madeleine Albright in the United States, Lloyd Axworthy in Canada and Mayu Brizuela de Ávila in El Salvador — will discuss proposed domestic 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. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will moderate the event.
Through a new partnership with global law firm Reed Smith, the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and other international organizations, the World Refugee & Migration Council will support resettling refugees in Canada who have suffered torture and/or sexual violence. The partnership announced that it received a C$500,000 grant from the Boston-based Shapiro Foundation and […]