Global Compact on Refugees (GCR)

On 19 September 2016, at the UN Summit on Addressing Large Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 193 Member States unanimously adopted the New York Declaration, a common plan for addressing large scale movements of refugees and migrants. The Declaration highlights the elements of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and requests UNHCR to engage with States and other stakeholders in its implementation with a view to inform the development of a Global Compact on Refugees to be adopted in 2018. 

As NGOs are key partners and crucial to the execution of UNHCR’s mandate, in the post-19 September era ICVA has taken a lead role in advocating for more strategic and sustained NGO engagement. Meaningful consultation and coordination – globally and at the field level – with NGOs is fundamental for a successful application of the CRRF and to develop a Global Compact on Refugee that brings concrete improvements in the daily experience of refugees.

 

The Global Compact on Refugees Explained: an ICVA Briefing Paper

 

Global Refugee Compact Formal Consultations

First formal consultations towards the Global Compact on Refugees, held in Geneva from 13-14 February 2018

Second formal consultations towards the Global Compact on Refugees, held in Geneva from 20-21 March 2018

Third formal consultations towards the Global Compact on Refugess, held in Geneva from 10-11 April 2018

Fourth formal consultations towards the Global Compact on Refugees, held in Geneva from 9-11 May 2018

Fifith formal consultations owards the Global Compact on Refugees, held in Geneva 12-13 June  2018

Sixth formal consultations towards the Global compact owards the Global Compact on Refugees, held in Geneva from July 3-4 2018 

 

ICVA updates:

Timelines for main opportunities for NGO engagements towards the Refugee Compact

ICVA remarks on the CRRF at the ECOSOC HAS side event on the "CRRF- potentially a game changer in large scale and protracted refugee situations" on 22 June 2017.

Intervention by ICVA at the First Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact on Refugees (Past and Current Burden- and Responsibility-Sharing Arrangements, 10 July 2017)

 

 

Background documents:

 

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