Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

Global Compact on Refugees:On 20 July 2018, UNHCR circulated an advance version of the Global Compact on Refugees. This Q&A with Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, sets out some of the thinking behind the global refugee compact and how it might make a difference. See also his remarks to the informal exchange with Member States on the global compact on refugees.I will post analyses and commentary as they become available.Global Compact for Migration:"Australia Could Withdraw from Global Compact for Migration," The Australian, 23 July 2018 [text]Countries Reach Agreement on Migration Compact, Seek to Build Momentum (SDG Knowledge Hub, July 2018) [text]Global Compact Lays the Groundwork for International Cooperation on Migration (Migration Policy Institute, July 2018) [text]"The Global Migration Plan That Every UN Country Agreed to—Except the US and Hungary," QZ, 20 July 2018 [text]"Hungary to Quit U.N. Migration…

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