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The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants is a unanimous United Nations (UN) General Assembly Resolution which was adopted by Heads of State and Government on 19 September 2016. It contains common provisions on both refugees and migrants, as well as sections dealing with these categories separately. The Declaration repeatedly reaffirms commitments to the human rights of refugees and migrants, confirms the centrality of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and emphasizes the importance of a humanitarian approach to both migrants and refugees. As it states in paragraph 5: The New York Declaration set up the process to create the two Global Compacts, with different processes and assumptions underpinning the Global Compact on...

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