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UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

  • In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, hundreds of life jackets line the shore of the New York City waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, placed there by advocates with Oxfam America to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Many of the life jackets used for the action had been collected on beaches in Greece after being  used by adult and child refugees. The undertaking was a prelude to the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the UN General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, hundreds of life jackets line the shore of the New York City waterfront in the Brooklyn borough of New York, placed there by advocates with Oxfam America to draw attention to the refugee crisis. Many of the life jackets used for the action had been collected on beaches in Greece after being used by adult and child refugees. The undertaking was a prelude to the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the UN General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Syrian refugee children play outside their family tents in a camp in the town of Saadnayel, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2016 file photo, Syrian refugee children play outside their family tents in a camp in the town of Saadnayel, in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, a man carries a girl in his arm as they arrive with other migrants just after dawn on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Kos in southeastern Greece. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, a man carries a girl in his arm as they arrive with other migrants just after dawn on a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Kos in southeastern Greece. The question of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)  (The Associated Press)

The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, leaders and diplomats are expected to approve a document on Monday aimed at unifying the 193 U.N. member states behind a more coordinated approach that protects the human rights of refugees and migrants.