Recent Speeches by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Volker Türk Discuss Human Rights, the New York Declaration, and the Need for a “Culture of Prevention”

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, has recently given two speeches that merit attention. Türk's March 3 keynote address to the Fourth Humanitarian Congress in Vienna includes important language criticizing "externalization" policies that undercut international responsibility-sharing.