Save the date: 14 March – Towards a new Australian Refugee Policy – does the UN Global Compact provide a way forward?
UNAA Victoria and the Immigration Museum invite you to this important panel discussion following the tabling of the Global Compact on Refugees in the UN General Assembly in December.
The Compact is being hailed as a new comprehensive response framework for large-scale refugee movements globally which, when adopted, will provide a blueprint for a stronger, fairer, more predictable and sustainable international response built on responsibility and burden-sharing.
How should the Compact be understood and approached in Australia and what is its importance, particularly as we approach a Federal Election which could lead to revision of Australia’s refugee policies and programs?
Expert speakers will look at how the Compact might be applied in the specific Australian context and the implications of this for revitalising refugee protection systems in this country.
–Erika Feller, former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner and now Professorial Fellow, Melbourne University, and UNAA Goodwill Ambassador on Refugees, will discuss potential initiatives that could be considered as part of Australia’s practical follow up to its recent endorsement of the Compact.
Other panellists to be announced soon.
Registration details to follow.