Few threats to international peace are more urgent and compelling than the possibility of mass atrocity. When the UN Security Council becomes aware that genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity are in progress or in prospect, it has both the duty and the means to respond effectively. Doing so quickly is important.
World Refugee & Migration Council members and others call on the UN Secretary-General to hold an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council.
His Excellency António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017 Dear Secretary-General, As members of the World Refugee Council we urge you to intensify your crucial efforts to address the perilous state of the world’s refugees and displaced persons during the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Secretary-General […]
If the Security Council is kept on the sidelines during this massive threat to international peace, security and stability by its powerful members, its relevance will be further and perhaps irreparably undermined.
A Statement by the Executive Committee of the World Refugee & Migration Council At a time of unprecedented alarm about global public health and the plight of the world’s vulnerable populations, including refugees, the United Nations Security Council has been silent and inactive while G7 and G20 leaders this week coordinate their responses to a […]