Global Compact for Refugees - UNHCR


(Currently under construction)

I. Beginner’s guide (general documents)


NEW YORK DECLARATION FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS: full text (19 September 2016) (also available in ArabicFrench)

I.      Quick guide to the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish)

II.     Answers to frequently asked questions about the CRRF, the NY Declaration and the global compact on refugees (also in French, Portuguese and Spanish)

III.   CRRF – Bringing the NY Declaration to life (also available in ArabicFrench and Spanish)

IV.   “Easy-to-read” guide on the New York Declaration (also available in Arabic, French, Spanish, and Swahili)

V.     Key elements of the road map towards a global compact on refugees (also available in Arabic)

VI.   What is the CRRF Global Digital Portal? A concept note (August 2018)


II. Commitments by States or regional bodies

African Union’s Executive Council decisions relating to comprehensive responses (January 2018)

Djibouti Declaration on Regional Refugee Education (14 December 2017)

Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action (December 2014); San Jose Action Statement; San Pedro Sula Declaration (26 October 2017)

Nairobi Declaration on Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees in Somalia (23 March 2017)

Summary overview document of States’ pledges made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees (20 September 2016)

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016), full text


Materials for specific actors: 













IV. Communication and content

  • Luis, 14, lives a peaceful life in the North of Central America. One day, gang violence erupts and threatens his family. He and his sister have to run. What would you do if you were in their shoes? Join the interactive experience here and find out why better responses are needed for people on the run.

        Children on the run: Interactive Experience by UNHCR Canada 

  • All audio-visual materials relating to the practical application of comprehensive responses in Central America and Mexico (the MIRPS), can be found in English and Spanish here.


The Global Compact on Refugees, explained (1’30” – December 2018)


New school and clinic brings hope to Congolese refugees and their Zambian hosts (2’29” – November 2018)



Solving protracted situations in Africa: The Global Compact on Refugees (4’33” – Octobre 2018)



World Bank: comprehensive responses and development approaches to refugee situations (2’44” – September 2018)



CRRF vision: short explainer video (1’13” – June 2017)

 Arabic version     French version     Portuguese version     Spanish version             


UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi on the CRRF (4’54” – May 2017)

Spanish version     Arabic version


What is the CRRF? (UNHCR Australia) (1’58” – March 2018)


Catholic Relief Services: CRRF in Uganda: Dignified, Durable Support for South Sudanese Refugees (6”23” – May 2018)



Comprehensive responses in the Americas: the MIRPS (2’02” – December 2017)

Spanish version



A New Deal for Refugees: How can the world better share responsibility for refugees? (1’17” – April 2018)



Towards a Global Compact on Refugees (4’36” – December 2017)



TED Talk by Mary Maker: Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me)?  (16’47” – August 2018)



TED Talk by Robert Hakiza: Refuges want empowerment, not handouts (6’45” – March 2018)



TED Talk by Alexander Betts: Our refugee system is failing. Here’s how we can fix it. (18’09” – March 2016)



TED Talk by Melissa Fleming: Let’s help refugees thrive, not just survive (16’12” – October 2014)