Efforts to strengthen its response to refugees passed an important milestone this week.
By Ariane Rummery | 06 July 2018
GENEVA – The international community’s efforts to strengthen its response to refugees passed an important milestone this week, with the wrapping up of formal talks in Geneva and broad agreement on a final draft global compact on refugees.
The sixth and final formal consultation on the global compact on refugees on Wednesday concluded an 18-month process of meetings with UN member states and other stakeholders – including civil society, refugees, international organizations and academics.
“The vast majority of the 24 million refugees in the world today are hosted in low and middle-income countries with scant resources and their own development challenges. A fairer, more robust system to share responsibility has never been more urgent,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
The compact will strengthen the international response to large refugee situations.