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UN conducts first ever meeting on refugees

Barack Obama has called a follow up meeting of 45 countries on Tuesday

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 19 2016 7:29PM | Updated Date: Sep 19 2016 7:29PM

UN conducts first ever meeting on refugees

 United Nations on Monday conducted first ever meeting on 65.3 million displaced people and Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants at United Nations General Assembly in New York in which leaders from across the world participated.

 
To highlight the issues, leaders and diplomats are expected to approve a document focusing on unifying the UN's 193 member states behind a more coordinated approach that protects the human rights of refugees and migrants.
 
Earlier, a number of countries rejected an agreement according to which nations needed to resettle 10 percent of refugee population each year. The agreement was rejected by the United States and many other countries as it said children should never be detained which in the present agreement says children should seldom, if ever, be detained.
 
As no substantial thing happened in Monday’s meeting, United States President Barack Obama has called a follow up meeting of 45 countries on Tuesday. Expectedly, in this meeting these countries are expected to make pledges that are in line with U.S. goals of increasing humanitarian aid by $3 billion, doubling resettlement and increasing access to education for one million youngsters and access to employment for another million of the displaced.
 
Apart from that, Obama will host a meeting with top executives from 50 companies to discuss what the private sector can do to help address the problem.