What New York Declaration has for refugees and migrants?
Q. World leaders on 19th September adopted which declaration at the UNGA’s first summit for refugees and migrants?- Published on 21 Sep 16
a. New York Declaration
b. Washington Declaration
c. London Declaration
d. Moscow Declaration
ANSWER: New York Declaration
World leaders on 19th September 2016 adopted the New York Declaration at the opening of the United Nation’s General Assembly first ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants
- Delegates adopted the landmark declaration issuing a solid commitment to address current issues and prepare the world for future challenges.
- This includes starting negotiations and adoption of global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in 2018
Highlights of the declaration are as follows:
- Protection of human rights of refugees and migrants regardless of status including the rights of women and girls ad promoting equal and meaningful participation in finding solutions
- Ensure that refugee and migrant children are receiving education within a few months of the arrival
- Prevent and respond to gender based violence
- Support those countries, receiving and hosting numerous refugees and migrants
- Work towards ending the practice of detaining children for the purpose of assessing the migration status
- Find new homes for all refugees identified by Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as needing resettlement
- Increase opportunities for refugees or migrants to relocate other countries through labour mobility or education schemes
- Strengthen global governance of migration by bringing the international organisation of migration into the UN system
- Adopting the NY Declaration means more children can attend school, more workers can seek jobs and rights of refugees and migrants will be protected
- Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General has launched a new campaign called Together – Respect, Safety and Dignity for All to respond to rising xenophobia and turn fear into hope.