Event Host/Institute: UNHCR
Event date and time (to and from): December 13-15, 2023 with advance events on the 12th
Event location/venue: In person, Geneva
Event type: Forum
Additional links: roadmap, concept note and zero draft programme for the Forum.
Description from host:
The Global Compact on Refugees, affirmed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018, put in place a new comprehensive refugee response model. It envisions more predictable and sustainable support to:
- ease pressures on countries hosting refugees;
- enhance opportunities for refugees to become self-reliant;
- expand refugees’ access to third-country solutions such as resettlement and other pathways;
- support conditions in refugees’ countries of origin so that they may be able to return in safety and dignity.
The compact sets out arrangements to ensure that both refugees and their host communities benefit from this support. A central arrangement is the Global Refugee Forum where States and other actors come together every four years to share good practices and contribute with financial support, technical expertise and policy changes to help reach the goals of the Global Compact. These contributions are key to transforming the aspirations of the compact into positive changes in the lives of refugees.