On Monday, the UN General Assembly will bring together member states for the first ever Summit on Refugees and Migrants. An already-released draft declaration enshrining the outcomes promises a more coordinated, humane and responsive approach to people on the move. However, its lofty aims are contradicted by the practices of many of the states that will participate in New York.
How will they fit into this new blueprint?
Unless numerous governments plan to radically alter their responses and policies on refugees and migrants, this UN gathering will yield little more than feel-good rhetoric and empty promisesAurelie Ponthieu