Global Refugee Forum

One year after the historic affirmation of the Global Compact on Refugees, the first Global Refugee Forum is a critical opportunity to build momentum towards achieving the objectives of this new commitment and strengthen the collective response to refugee situations.

High-Level Dialogue on Jobs & Livelihoods

The session focused on the importance of multi-stakeholder engagement as a vehicle for transformation in forced displacement responses and introduced examples where innovative and successful partnership and networking initiatives exist, particularly relating to jobs and livelihoods. Watch the record on UN Web TV
• Ms. Joana Ibrahim, Refugee Entrepreneur living in Brazil
• Ms. Ergogie Tesfaye Weldmeskel, Minister for Labour and Social Affairs, Ethiopia
• Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands (the)
• Mr. Hans Peter Lankes, Vice-President, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
• Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Kick-off: 4-year PROSPECTS Partnership

Press release: Joint action to support refugees and host communities

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