How can we expand access to complementary pathways for admission? How can we address the root causes of large movements of refugees? Those were the main topics of the 4th and 5th Thematic Discussions in preparation for the Global Compact on Refugees that took place at the United Nations Office in Geneva, 14 and 15 November 2017.
The Holy See, represented by Reverend Father Michael Czerny, Undersecretary of the Migrant and Refugee Section, urged “concrete measures to expand the number and range of alternative legal pathways for safe, voluntary resettlement” and “a more systematic, strategic and regular collaboration, in accordance with existing international norms, to bring to an end conflicts which breed hatred and violence”.
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