2016 Secretary-General's Report

Secretary-General Visits Syrian Refugee Camp in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. UN Photo.

The UN General Assembly requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prepare a report with recommendations on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants.

The Secretary-General issued his report 'In Safety and Dignity: Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants' on 9 May 2016. 

The report focuses on three interdependent pillars. It calls for a new comprehensive framework and makes recommendations to address issues of common concern, including the causes of such movements, protecting those who are compelled to undertake such journeys and preventing discrimination and xenophobia frequently encountered.

Watch the media launch by the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, and the Special Adviser, Karen AbuZayd.