The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach.

This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants and it is a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response. It is a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for creating a more responsible, predictable system for responding to large movements of refugees and migrants. 

The High Level summit is being organized by the President of the General Assembly on behalf of Member States. Find out more about the background to the Summit and download the supporting documents

The Summit will be attended by heads of state and government, Ministers, and leaders from the UN System, civil society, private sector, international organizations, academia, and beyond in alignment with the General Assembly resolution establishing the summit’s modalities. Find out about registering for the Summit.

But there will be many more people who will be following the Summit through the Internet, social media, and a myriad of related events taking place around the world. The Summit will also be webcast live on webtv.un.org. Find out about media access to the Summit.  

Read more frequently-asked-questions. 

19/09/2016
City: New York