ID Weekly View: Inclusive Discussions on Refugee Policy

July 18, 2017 · posted by id_webmaster in ID Newsletters

Why it Matters: The Network for Refugee Voices – a coalition of refugees from Syria – has called on the international community to stand by commitments made by the UN General Assembly that all refugee policy should contain direct refugee input. Iyad Kallas – on behalf of the network –addressed the United Nations Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) first thematic discussion of the Global Compact on Refugees on 10 July. Mr. Kallas called for the development of coordinated burden-sharing procedures and for refugees to be included in states’ pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Independent Diplomat is proud to advise the Network for Refugee Voices.