How can stakeholders support refugees in the present-day unprecedented global refugee crisis? At least one way is by entering into a clearly defined compact to do so. Developed in 2018, the Global Compact on Refugees is a nonbinding agreement among United Nations Member States and other relevant stakeholders, including international organizations. A symbol of political will, the Compact demonstrates the commitment of the international community to enhanced cooperation and solidarity with both refugees and their host communities. The Global Compact on Refugees provides the international community with guidance for supporting present-day refugee communities, characterized by large populations and protracted refugee situations. To share the burden and responsibility of supporting refugees globally, stakeholders (including regional, international, and civil society organizations) have been invited to participate in Compact efforts, and tools to share burdens and responsibilities have been outlined. This Sauti/VOICE Program Brief 3 presents these tools, and illustrates how the Sauti/VOICE Project utilizes them.
Ngebeh, Josephine, Chi-Chi Undie, and Joanina Karugaba. 2019. "The Global Compact on Refugees: How the Sauti/VOICE Project fits," Sauti/VOICE Program Brief no. 3. Nairobi: UNHCR EHAGL Africa Bureau and Population Council.
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