Private Sector Forum on Migration and Refugees 2016 Report

The Columbia University Global Policy Initiative, working in partnership with Concordia, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration Peter Sutherland, the UN Special Adviser on the Summit on Refugees and Migrants Karen AbuZayd, the International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and with the support of the Open Society Foundations and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, hosted the Private Sector Forum on Migration and Refugees at the 2016 Concordia Summit on 20 September 2016.

The Forum was conceived as a response to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s call for the private sector to contribute in significant and innovative ways to resolving the forced displacement crisis the world faces today. It took place in parallel with the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the US Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, both of which centered on state responses to dealing with large movements of refugees and migrants.

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