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High-Level Officials Meeting

What is the High-Level Officials Meeting?

The High-Level Officials Meeting (HLOM), held every four years, is part of the process of building a long-term framework for engagement of States and other actors in refugee situations, as set out in the Global Compact on Refugees. The event is attended by senior government officials and representatives of key stakeholder groups.

    The High-Level Officials Meeting aims to:
    • Take stock of progress made towards more equitable and predictable responsibility sharing including through the pledges and commitments made through the GRF process;
    • Identify challenges and where further engagement might be needed; and
    • Maintain the momentum towards achieving the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

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    HLOM 2025

    The next HLOM will take place at the end of 2025 (precise dates to be confirmed). It will consolidate stocktaking at country, regional, and global levels, assess progress toward supporting low- and middle-income countries’ policy commitments through the multi-stakeholder pledging architecture, and focus on policy priorities and next steps in the lead-up to the GRF 2027.


    Reflecting on progress and charting the future

    High-Level Officials Meeting 2021

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    HLOM 2021

    In 2019, the first HLOM was a dynamic moment and milestone with new pledges made and a series of high-impact initiatives announced on a wide spectrum of issues including connected learning, innovative financing, private sector investment, and climate action. Following the meeting, 20 key recommendations were also elaborated and served as the basis for preparations, planning, and commitments for the second GRF in 2023.