New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants

This document is a key outcome for the September 19th 2016 high-level meeting to address large movements of refugees and migrants.

The New York Declaration is an agreement among all United Nations member states to express the political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. By adopting the New York Declaration, member states have made commitments to start negotiations for the adoption of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration to be finalized by 2018 and a second compact with guidelines on the treatment of migrants in vulnerable situations to achieve a more equitable sharing of responsibility for hosting and supporting refugees, also by 2018.

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