The Global Compact on Refugees

Endorsed in December 2018 by the UN General Assembly, the Global Compact on Refugees establishes a framework for more predictable and equitable international responses to the large-scale movement of refugees. The Global Compact aims to ease pressure on host countries, build refugees’ self-reliance, support their inclusion into the national development planning of host countries and foster conditions that will enable them to return voluntarily to their home countries. By investing in services and infrastructure in host communities, the Compact aims to ensure a people-centered approach with direct benefits for both local people and refugees.