World should "embrace" new UN draft agreement on refugees

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Karen AbuZayd, UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. Photo: UN WebTV

The world should "embrace" a new draft agreement on refugees and migrants that will commit countries to take more action over the crisis.

That's according to UN Special Adviser Karen AbuZayd, who was appointed to work with Member States and officials towards the Outcome Document, agreed this week.

The text agreed by more than 190 countries, will form the basis of the High Level Summit for Refugees and Migrants, due to take place on 19 September at UN Headquarters.

Some independent think-tanks have criticized the intensively-negotiated document for lacking specifics.

Vibhu Mishra asked Ms Abu Zayd for her view on the Outcome Document.

Duration: 3'36"

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