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Global Refugee Forum: World Leaders Pledge to Boost Economic Opportunities and Social Safety Nets


Nov 21, 2023

The global forced displacement crisis has prompted a call to collective action, emphasizing the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. This call is driven by the recognition that these populations face significant challenges in meeting their essential needs, working, using their skills, and contributing to local economies.

To address these challenges, the Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders to advance self-reliance among refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people, and host communities. The pledge seeks to address specific and structural barriers and risks that hinder economic inclusion and social protection. It also emphasizes the need for inclusive legal and policy frameworks that promote economic inclusion and social protection, including the implementation of policies and programs that reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.

The commitments made under this pledge are backed by evidence and supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. The ultimate goal is to empower these populations to make decisions about their futures, whether they stay in their country of asylum or origin or move elsewhere. By promoting self-reliance through economic inclusion and social protection measures, we can help build more resilient communities that are better equipped to cope with shocks in the future.

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