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Refugees at Work from the Middle East to Latin America

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Refugees at Work from the Middle East to Latin America: How refugee work rights can rebuild lives and contribute to host economies

Today more than 20 million refugees deserve a fair chance to rebuild their lives. Despite possessing useful skills and enormous potential, many refugees face legal barriers that prevent them from working. To mark the one year anniversary of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, and the 2017 convening of the United Nations General Assembly, you are invited to join the conversation about how refugees’ right to work can provide a new start for refugee families and economic benefit to host nations.

Speakers include T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, formerly the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees; Karina Sarmiento, Asylum Access Latin America Regional Director; Grainne O'Hara, Deputy Director of the UNHCR New York Office; Niels Harild, Independent Policy Consultant, formerly Manager of the Global Program on Forced Displacement, The World Bank Group; Scott McDonald, CEO of Oliver Wyman; and moderated by Sarah Case, Director of Policy and Planning at the IRC

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