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PSIs Contribution to the Zero Draft of the UN Global Compact on Refugees

16 February 2018
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted by the 2016 United Nations High Level Summit on Migrants and Refugees mandates the development of a UN Global Compact on Refugees and a Global Compact on Migration. UN Member States are now discussing and negotiating on the texts of the Global Compacts. The Global Compacts will be adopted at the end of 2018.

February 2018

PSI is actively engaged in these processes and are working in alliance with other global unions and civil society organisations in lobbying for a human rights-based, gender-responsive, child-focused and inclusive Global Compacts, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

PSI submits its written contribution to the UNHCR towards the Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Refugees. The statement highlights the following:

1. A holistic and integrated approach grounded on human rights and humanitarian principles

2. Emphasis on responsibility-sharing

3. Investment in quality public services to meet needs and support communities

4. Opposing the outsourcing and privatisation of refugee services

5. Access to health

6. Access to education

7. Access to decent work

8. Investment in public infrastructure and utilities in receiving communities

9. Importance of multi-stakeholder approach

10. Encouraging complementarity between the two Global Compacts


The full PSI statement and the Zero draft of the UN Global Compact on Refugees are available via the attachments below or via this link at the UNHCR Website:

UNHCR Global Consultations Road Map, http://www.unhcr.org/formal-consultations-on-the-global-compact-on-refugees.html

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