Vaccine nationalism must not relegate the forcibly displaced to the ‘back of the queue’

Equitable vaccine distribution represents one of the most challenging, vexatious political issues facing UN member states in 2021. Governments that can afford large-scale purchases have already contracted the lion’s share of vaccine production for their own use. But they have left the rest of the world, where there is limited capability to manufacture and deliver vaccines, high and dry.

Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Refugees and COVID-19

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 […]

The Global Refugee Regime and UN System-wide Reforms — Research Paper No. 16

This paper considers how responsibility for ensuring refugee protection and access to solutions can be shared more reliably across the United Nations’ system, by examining entry points beyond traditional humanitarian actors (including peace and security actors in the United Nations), as well as the role states can play in supporting a broader response from the UN system.