Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Australia and New Zealand delivers lecture at UniSAAugust 15 2016
The international community's response to dealing with 60 million displaced people around the globe is under enormous pressure and increasing scrutiny. The plight of thousands of migrants who are putting their lives in peril to arrive on the EU's borders has shocked the world. The unprecedented arrival of many migrants has also been met with different political and social reactions.
In this lecture entitled ‘Migration as a Global Challenge: The EU's Response’, H.E. Mr Sem Fabrizi outlined how the EU is doing its share to face this global challenge by implementing an ambitious and unique migration strategy based on an unprecedented mobilisation of internal resources and strong cooperation with international partners in full respect for international law. He presented the EU's approach which combines solidarity and responsibility and strong support for comprehensive solutions that require cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination. Ambassador Fabrizialso outlined the critical role of the two international summits – one organised by the UN and the other hosted by US President Barack Obama - being held in New York in September.