Panel Discussion: Building Political Will in the Americas: An Opportunity for Global Leadership on Forced Displacement

Building Political Will in the Americas: An Opportunity for Global Leadership on Forced Displacement

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.

Partnership with Lamp Lifeboat Ladder to Resettle Refugee Survivors of Torture

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 […]

Senator, former UN envoy to table bill allowing Canada to spend assets seized from foreign dictators

Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press The following is an excerpt from an article published in The Globe & Mail. An independent Canadian senator has proposed a bill that would allow the government to take the frozen assets of dictators and their cronies to help refugees forced to flee their tyranny. Senator Ratna Omidvar tabled the […]