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MEDIA NOTE: United Nations migration summit – reaction quote and expert available

Written by Marta Foresti

World leaders – including British prime minister Theresa May – are meeting at the United Nations in New York to agree a two year plan to manage the large flows of refugees and migrants across the globe.

Marta Foresti, an expert in migration and interim executive director of the UK-based think tank the Overseas Development Institute, who is in New York for the summit, said: 'There is not much that is new in the outcome document. What matters most now is the political process over the next two years.

'Everybody agrees that new ideas and solutions are needed. ODI research shows that one effective solution would be to increase legal pathways for refugees and migrants as this is the only way to ensure orderly and well-managed migration.'

ENDS

Feel free to use any of this quote in round-ups of reaction to the summit.

For more information or to interview Marta Foresti please call the Overseas Development Institute on +44 (0)7808 791265