Making migration great again: challenges and opportunities of the UN Global Compact for Migration
Vincent ChetailProfessor of International Law
Maison de la paix, Geneva
With the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants by the UN General Assembly, states have launched an ambitious process of inter-governmental negotiations that will lead to the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The global compact represents a momentum for the international community to set out a range of principles and commitments addressing all aspects of migration from a comprehensive and coherent approach.
This Lunch briefing will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the global compact to address the multidimensional reality of migration, improve the governance of migration and strengthen the human rights of migrants and their positive contribution to sustainable development.
Dr. Vincent Chetail is Professor of International Law, Director of the Global Migration Centre and Head of the International Law Department. He has published 16 books and over 50 articles, book chapters and reports on migration and has launched 20 research projects on various issues related to migration from both a policy and academic perspective. Professor Chetail regularly serves as a consultant to governments, international organisations and NGOs. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly (Oxford University Press), General Editor of the book series Theory and Practice of Public International Law (Martinus Nijhoff) and Organisation internationale et relations internationales (Bruylant).
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