Launched by the New York Declaration – a common plan for addressing large scale movements of refugees and migrants – the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was forged through more than 18 months of intensive discussions with UN Member States, experts, civil society and refugees.  

The GCR aims to address the current challenges related to refugee situations by putting into place a Programme of Action and a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF).   The Compact also endeavours to ease pressures on host countries, enhance refugee self-reliance, expand access to third country solutions and support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.  

For more information on the GCR, please click here.