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Migration and Home Affairs

New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

Definition(s)

United Nations General Assembly Declaration comprising a set of commitments to enhance the protection of refugees and migrants.

Source(s)

Derived by EMN from the description of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants on the

Translations

  • BG: Нюйоркска декларация за бежанци и мигранти
  • CS: Newyorská deklarace o uprchlících a migrantech
  • DE: New Yorker Erklärung für Flüchtlinge und Migranten / New Yorker Erklärung zu Flüchtlingen und Migranten
  • EL: Διακήρυξη της Νέας Υόρκης για τους πρόσφυγες και τους μετανάστες 
  • EN: New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
  • ES: Declaración de Nueva York para los Refugiados y los Migrantes
  • ET: pagulasi ja rändajaid käsitlev New Yorgi deklaratsioon
  • FI: New Yorkin pakolais- ja siirtolaisjulistus
  • FR: Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants
  • GA: Dearbhú Nua-Eabhrac maidir le Dídeanaithe agus Imircigh
  • HU: a menekültekről és a migránsokról szóló New York-i Nyilatkozat
  • IT: Dichiarazione di New York sui rifugiati e i migranti
  • LT: Niujorko deklaracija dėl pabėgėlių ir migrantų
  • LV: Ņujorkas deklarācija par bēgļiem un migrantiem
  • MT: Dikjarazzjoni(Id-) ta’ New York dwar ir-Refuġjati u l-Migranti
  • NL: Verklaring van New York voor Vluchtelingen en Migranten
  • PT: Declaração de Nova Iorque sobre os refugiados e os migrantes
  • SK: Newyorská deklarácia pre utečencov a migrantov
  • SL: Newyorška deklaracija o beguncih in migrantih
  • SV: New York-deklarationen om flyktingar och migranter
  • NO: New York erklæringen om flyktninger og migranter (b); New York utsegnet om flyktningar og migrantar (n)

Narrower Term(s)

  • Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
  • Global Compact on Refugees

Note(s)

1. The New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees adopted on 19 September 2016 is the first UN declaration on migration adopted at this level. It acknowledges that migration and refugee matters have become major issues in the international agenda, that there is a pressing need for a comprehensive approach to human mobility and that protection of refugees is a shared international responsibility which requires and enhanced global cooperation on migration.
2. The Declaration reaffirms the importance of the international protection regime (the Geneva Refugee Convention and Protocol) and the obligations to fully respect the human rights of refugees and migrants.
3. It sets out the core elements of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework to be applied to large-scale movements of refugees and protracted refugee situations.
4. The Declaration calls upon the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to propose a global compact on Refugees and also provides for the negotiation of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
5. For more information see the description of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants on the website of UNHCR.