Today, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), with support from the Government of Canada, launched the World Refugee Council (WRC), an independent group of global leaders and innovators aimed at advancing new solutions to the global refugee crisis.

We are pleased to announce that the RSC Director, Alexander Betts, has been appointed to serve as a Councillor on this new international Council.

Chaired by former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honorable Lloyd Axworthy, the Council will offer advice on broad-reaching reform and innovation to reinvigorate the global refugee system. The Council will develop a transformative agenda to help ensure that international cooperation for refugees is predictable, equitable and just.