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.
Australia's policy to stop the flow of asylum seeker boats to its shores has increased the number of refugees stranded in Indonesia.
There is every sign the underlying causes of forced migration – war, repression, ethnic conflict, climate change displacement and rampant human trafficking – will continue.