World Refugee Day this year marks a distressing milestone: the number of people around the world who have been forcibly displaced due to violence, persecution and human rights violations has risen to 82.4 million, according the the UNHCR’s 2021 Global Trends report. In 2018, as the World Refugee & Migration Council prepared our report A […]
A new high-level task force launched today brings together civil society, business leaders, academic researchers and former policymakers to push for collective, regional responses to the longer-term economic security and governance issues that impel migrants and asylum seekers to leave their homes.
Read the report of our panel discussion with three leaders — Madeleine Albright in the United States, Lloyd Axworthy in Canada and Mayu Brizuela de Ávila in El Salvador — on the 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. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof moderated the event co-hosted by the Aspen Ministers Forum.
On 25 February, Join WRMC’s Rosemary McCarney who will moderate a discussion with Robert McLeman, Erica Pires Ramos and A.R. Siders for a lively discussion about the rapidly accelerating challenges around climate displacement as the world prepares for COP26.
Madeleine Albright, Lloyd Axworthy, Mayu Brizuela de Ávila, Fen Osler Hampson This article was first published in The Globe and Mail. In their postinauguration call, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to deepen co-operation between the United States and Canada on a host of global challenges. But the two leaders need not […]