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Malcolm Turnbull will recount the story of Aliir Aliir, who grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya after his family fled the civil war in Sudan and this year made his debut for the Sydney Swans. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Turnbull to UN: climate change threatens ‘the future of generations’

Malcolm Turnbull will tell the United Nations General Assembly climate change threatens 'the future of generations around the globe'.
Malcolm Turnbull addresses a high-level refugee meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Jason Szenes/EPA

Resettlement is the test for Malcolm Turnbull on refugees

Malcolm Turnbull’s various New York comments about border control and refugee policies have been heavy on self-congratulation of Australia. The biggest missing element has been any announcement of a solution…
Asia is home to the world’s largest known stateless group, the Rohingya. Reuters/Rafiquar Rahman

How the Asia-Pacific can lead the way on migrants and refugees

Unless managed more effectively, forced migration will have permanent and intensifying negative impacts on countries across the globe.
Malcolm Turnbull has an opportunity to show leadership on a regional refugee solution. EPA/Jason Szenes

Turnbull should drive a regional refugee solution

Turnbull can show leadership in the current talks in New York by driving an Asian regional solution to the global refugee crisis.
Joan Clos (right) shows visiting dignitaries around the UN complex in Nairobi, Kenya, which as host of UN-Habitat headquarters was pushing one of two competing proposals for implementation responsibilities. Noor Khamis/Reuters

Phew! New Urban Agenda clears last hurdle before Habitat III

Two years of marathon negotiations have finally yielded agreement in last-minute meetings in New York on the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III summit in Quito in October.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk, Iraq. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

How the Islamic State recruits and coerces children

A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.

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