Global Leaders Announce Historic Pledge to Promote Economic Integration and Social Security for Refugees at 2023 Forum

The global forced displacement crisis is a pressing issue that calls for immediate action. The Call to Collective Action emphasizes the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. These populations face significant challenges in meeting their essential needs, finding work, using their skills, and contributing to local economies.

To address these challenges, the Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection seeks to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders. The pledge aims to advance the self-reliance of these populations and host communities by addressing specific and structural barriers and risks. It also emphasizes the need for inclusive legal and policy frameworks that promote economic inclusion and social protection.

The pledge is backed by evidence, supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. Its commitment to reducing the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion highlights its focus on empowering individuals to make decisions about their futures, whether they stay in their country of asylum or origin, move to another, or return home. Overall, the Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection represents a crucial step towards addressing the global forced displacement crisis through collective action.

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