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Global Refugee Forum

  • 18 Dec 2019
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Recently, the Global Refugee Forum meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • It was the first ever meeting of global refugee forum.

Key Points

  • Global Refugee Forum is guided by the Global Compact on Refugees.
    • The compact calls for greater support to refugees and the countries that host them, often among the poorest in the world, and also aims to help refugees become more self-reliant so that they can contribute more to their own future and to that of the host community.
  • The compact emerged from the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016.
    • The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the declaration in 2016. It reaffirms the importance of the international refugee regime and contains a wide range of commitments by Member States to strengthen and enhance mechanisms to protect people on the move.
  • It is part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • It is a UN Refugee Agency and a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting the rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
  • It was created in 1950 to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes.
  • It is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.

Source: TH

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