Angelina Jolie Pitt keynote address

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BBC World News will broadcast UNHCR’s Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt keynote address on the global refugee crisis at BBC Broadcasting House, tonight in World on the Move.

The session will be hosted by BBC Radio 4 Today programme presenter Mishal Husain and will be broadcast live on BBC World News and BBC.com on Monday at 9.15pm AEST.

As one of the most dominant, global issues of our time, the discussion will impartially cover how migration is changing our world, and draw the BBC’s global audience into the conversation on the day.

Angelina Jolie Pitt says: “The debate on the refugee crisis is often polarized and based on fear and misconceptions. We need to have a rational discussion that focuses on how we strengthen the systems designed to protect those fleeing war and persecution, while understanding and taking into account the concerns of citizens in host countries. Above all, we need to address the conflict and insecurity that are the root causes of the mass movement of refugees. I look forward to exploring these issues with the BBC and its global audience, and to a day of discussion in which all sides of the debate can be heard and long-term solutions can be identified and highlighted.”

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