UN: Narrow national self-interest must not scupper Ban Ki-moon’s initiative to end refugee crisis
UN talks under way to agree a Global Compact on Refugees by 2018
Just one week left before game-changing proposal is locked in ahead of September Summit
A strong outcome would give fresh hope to 20 million refugees worldwide
States risk historic failure by sacrificing refugees’ rights for national self-interest
With just under a week to go, a group of unlikely bedfellows including Australia, China, Egypt, India, Russia, Pakistan and the UK, among others, risk bulldozing through the only worldwide effort under way to provide concrete action to deal with the global refugee crisis affecting 20 million people, warned Amnesty International today.
25 July 2016