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3) Addressing the plight of refugees is one of the greatest challenges currently facing the international community. Examine the notable multilateral agreements and unilateral policies previously made in this regard and comment on the need for a global refugee policy

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

3) Addressing the plight of refugees is one of the greatest challenges currently facing the international community. Examine the notable multilateral agreements and unilateral policies previously made in this regard and comment on the need for a global refugee policy. (250 Words)

Project Syndicate

Why this question?

This is a pressing issue of our times and definitely needs your attention. This question is more relevant for interview and for essay, in fact very important for essay

Key demand of the question:

While writing about existing refugee agreements and policies (including India’s) you should devote more words about need for a global refugee policy and its nature. 

Directive Word:

Examine: you just have to list out existing policies and agreements (name institutions, countries associated)

Comment: In this part, comment on lack of global policy, why it’s needed and in what form it’s needed. 

Structure of Answer:

In introduction, with stats highlight why world needs a global policy and why present policies are inadequate.

In the body, there should be TWO main parts. In first part, as discussed above write about agreements and policies. In the second part, with facts and examples make arguments why we need a robust refugee policy. Be very critical about role of UN and other institutions. Also be critical about indifference of developed countries on the issue. 

In the conclusion, provide a grim picture of refugee crisis fallout and show concern that it’s an issue that needs urgent attention.