The first Global Refugee Forum of the United Nations is taking place in Geneva one year after the adoption of the Compact. The objective is to achieve an equitable sharing of the responsibility and burden in refugee issues at the international level.
The international community adopted the Global Compact on Refugees one year ago. The Global Refugee Forum will take place in Geneva in mid‑December and will address the implementation of the Compact. What will be discussed there and what role will Germany play?
The GCM is the first ever internationally negotiated document designed to improve cooperation in the field of migration. Now the UN General Assembly has agreed on the modalities for exchange on the implementation of the Compact.
The challenges of displacement and migration are complex and require solutions at various levels. However, a rapid and pragmatic answer is urgently needed as regards the distribution of people rescued at sea. Germany is willing to do its part.
Stolen by the National Socialists during the Second World War, Jan van Huysum’s painting “Vaso di Fiori” is now being returned to Italy. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is bringing it to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence today.