June 7th Event : Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System


Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: The Global Compact on Refugees

June 7th, 2018, New York

This June, the Center for Migration Studies invites people to attend a half-day symposium on the Global Compact on Refugees in New York.

Who is the Center for Migration Sudies?

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is a think tank and an educational institute. Essentially, it is devoted to the study of international migration. In addition to this, it focuses on the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, and newcomers.

Established in 1964, CMS was formally incorporated in 1969 by the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, Scalabrinians, a community of Catholic priests, nuns and lay people dedicated to serving migrants and refugees throughout the world. CMS operates today as a legally distinct, tax-exempt agency, with an independent board of trustees.

7th June symposium

The Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System event will draw from the special ‘Journal on Migration and Human Security collection, “Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System,” in assessing the progress of the Compact, currently being negotiated by United Nations member states.’ cmsny.

The panel includes:

Kevin Appleby, Senior Director of International Migration Policy, Center for Migration Studies
Bela Hovy, Chief of the Migration Section, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies
Jennifer Podkul, Director of Policy, Kids in Need of Defense
Sarnata Reynolds, Policy Advisor, Global Displacement and Migration, Oxfam International

This is a free event, but registration is required

Register Here 

Unable to attend? Watch the webcast here

Syrian children play at a compound housing Syrian refugees in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho


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