First Global Refugee Forum hosted in Geneva

On 17 and 18 December 2019, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the Government of Switzerland will jointly host in Geneva a world meeting on refugees, the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF).
More than 70 million people today are forcibly displaced by violence and persecution around the world. When people flee their homes, they often struggle to safely and easily access adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, endangering their health and survival.

The aim of the Global Refugee Forum is to accelerate actions by governments, the private sector, international institutions and organisations, the non-governmental sector, and civil society in implementing the new Global Compact on Refugees. The Global Refugee Forum is meant to generate impactful commitments and other pledges from these actors, geared towards making tangible, long-term policy and practice shifts to improve the lives of refugees and host communities worldwide.

The Global Refugee Forum will also be an occasion for the international community to showcase and exchange good practices at national, regional or global levels.


More detailed information about the Global Refugee Forum is found here.