Global Compact for Refugees - UNHCR

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants  
was a milestone for global solidarity and refugee protection at a time of unprecedented displacement. Following its adoption by UN Member States in September 2016, its Annex I - the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) - was rolled out in dozens of countries across the globe. In parallel, in the course of the two years that followed the adoption of the New York Declaration, extensive consultations were led by UNHCR with Member States, international organizations, refugees, civil society, the private sector, and experts, drawing lessons from the application of the CRRF. This process culminated in the affirmation by UN Member States of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) in December 2018.

The GCR is a framework for more predictable and equitable responsibility-sharing, recognizing that a sustainable solution to refugee situations cannot be achieved without international cooperation. It provides a blueprint for governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure that host communities get the support they need and that refugees can lead productive lives.

Key objectives:

  1. Ease the pressures on host countries;
  2. Enhance refugee self-reliance;
  3. Expand access to third-country solutions;
  4. Support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.

Recent Good Practices

JICA’s support to the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees in Uganda

Presenting the JICA's example of bilateral development cooperation in refugee settings, based on a field visit to Northern Uganda in December 2018.

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Lebanon's Good Practices Brochure- Global Compact on Refugees

This document highlights some of the remarkable efforts and practices developed in Lebanon during the response to the influx of an exponential number of Syrians fleeing the conflict, which have informed the development of the CRRF and Global Compact, and can help inspire future responses elsewhere.

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Djibouti - Le guide du CRRF

Le Guide du CRRF de Djibouti se base sur des documents internes au HCR, sur les stratégies déjà mises en place et sur les discussions avec les différentes parties prenantes. Il a pour objectif de servir de guide stratégique pour la mise en œuvre du CRRF à Djibouti et de donner une vision globale à tous les acteurs de cette nouvelle approche.

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