"The understanding of international dynamics, global governance mechanisms and diplomatic practice developed through my studies in Diplomacy have been invaluable in my current role working on a multilateral process to develop a 'global compact on refugees"
Patrick studied a Master of Diplomacy at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
Patrick now works in Geneva at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to develop and execute UNHCR's strategy for the 'global compact on refugees', a new multilateral agreement that aims to share the responsibility for hosting and supporting the world's refugees more predictably and equitably. The High Commissioner for Refugees has been asked to propose the text of a global compact on refugees to the United Nations General Assembly in 2018. This proposed text will result in an international agreement aimed at improving the way in which the international community responds to large movements of refugees.
Patrick previously worked for the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department, where he supported the Government of Papua New Guinea to develop a range of legislative reforms aimed at combating corruption. In 2015, he was awarded the Sir Ninian Stephens Menzies Scholarship in International Law, named in honour of the former Governor General of Australia.
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