Given that cities may be home to 80% of humanity by the end of the century, they can only be sustainable if eco-friendliness is one of their core features.
Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
The region is showing signs it is determined to ensure similar mass displacement crises such as that which took place in the Andaman Sea in 2015 are avoided.
There is every sign the underlying causes of forced migration – war, repression, ethnic conflict, climate change displacement and rampant human trafficking – will continue.