UNHCR has released the “Zero Draft” of the Global Compact on Refugees. I would like to start a thread for commenting on the draft. What’s in the draft of significance; what’s left out? What amendments would you propose? What is the likelihood of state adoption? Let’s get a conversation going.
My first questions: What is the difference between the “global platform” proposed in para. 16 and the concept of a “solidarity conference” in para. 17? Should either be a standing function rather an ad hoc arrangement?