2016-01-27
Focusing on Protection: Previewing Upcoming High-Level Fora on Migration

newsimageSpeakers: Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Senior Fellow, MPI, and former Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees Moderator: Kathleen Newland, Senior Fellow and Co-Founder, MPI With global displacement at record levels, it is clear that humanitarian protection will continue to be a key focus for policymakers and the international community throughout 2016. This year's calendar is dotted with a series of high-profile international events related to migration and refugee protection—including conferences in London (February 4) and Geneva (March 30) addressing the fallout of the Syrian civil war, and a pair of summits on refugees and migrants hosted by the United Nations and the United States in September. These high-level meetings could prove crucial in paving the way for meaningful solutions for the world’s forcibly displaced populations. Join Migration Policy Institute (MPI) experts along with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on International Migration, Peter Sutherland, for a webinar focusing on what can be expected to be discussed at this year’s high-level migration summits, and what tangible results might occur. In addition to Mr. Sutherland, the webinar will feature MPI Senior Fellow T. Alexander Aleinikoff, former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, and MPI Senior Fellow and Co-Founder Kathleen Newland.