The global compact on refugees can be adopted by consensus. UNHCR is hosting a series of formal consultations on the draft text will take place in the Palais des Nations in Geneva in the first half of 2018 as follows:
- First formal consultation – 13 and 14 February 2018
- Second formal consultation – 20 and 21 March 2018
- Third formal consultation – 10 and 11 April 2018
- Fourth formal consultation – 8, 9 and 10 May 2018
- Fifth formal consultation – 12 and 13 June 2018
- Sixth formal consultation – 3 and 4 July 2018
In addition to interventions at the formal consultations, United Nations Member States and other stakeholders are invited to submit written contributions relating to the process of formal consultations that can be posted on UNHCR’s dedicated webpage, where guidelines for submitting contributions are also available.