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Global perspectives on resettlement and complementary pathways

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As the number of displaced people around the world continues to increase, the gap between the needs and availability of durable solutions grows wider. Resettlement plays an important role in providing solutions, and there is an increasing recognition of the potential role of complementary pathways, which can provide access to safety through other migration channels. These include labour mobility, education pathways, and community sponsorship programs.

What is the current state of play in resettlement and complementary pathways? What potential do they hold to provide solutions to a greater number of displaced people?

Join this panel of international experts to hear an update on current developments from around the world, in an event jointly hosted by the Refugee Council of Australia and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.



Date and time: 

Tuesday 27 February 2024
5:30pm | Arrival for refreshments and informal conversation 
6.30-8.00pm | Panel discussion 

This is an in-person event.


This year, Australia is the chair of the Consultations on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways (CRCP), the most important multilateral forum for UNHCR, States, NGOs, private sector representatives, academics and refugees to discuss resettlement and complementary pathways.

In late February, international delegates will gather in Sydney as part of these consultations, and this free public event will provide an opportunity to hear from some of these global experts.

Speakers include:

  • Jackie Keegan, Head of Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Service, UNHCR 
  • Mohammad Naeem, Deputy Director, Strategy and Partnerships, American Immigration Council and a member of the CRCP Refugee Advisory Group 
  • Colm O'Gorman, Global Director, Community Engagement, Pathways International
  • The discussion will be moderated by Basma Alawee, Deputy Executive Director of the Community Sponsorship Hub, USA. 


Attendance is free but registration is essential.

Jointly hosted by:

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law & Refugee Council of Australia logos

We are grateful to Gilbert + Tobin for generously hosting this event.

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Image credit: © UNHCR/Sebastian Rich


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