Global Refugee Forum 2023
About the Global Refugee Forum
The Global Refugee Forum 2023 takes place from 13 to 15 December at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, with linked events held in other locations from 11 December onwards.
Held every four years, the Forum is the world’s largest international gathering on refugees. It is designed to support the practical implementation of the objectives set out in the Global Compact on Refugees: Ease pressures on host countries, enhance refugee self-reliance, increase access to third-country solutions and improve conditions in countries of origin.
It provides the opportunity for States and stakeholders to announce concrete pledges and contributions, highlight progress made, share good practices and take stock of the challenges and opportunities ahead.
The 2023 Forum is co-convened by five States – Colombia, France, Japan, Jordan and Uganda, and co-hosted by the Government of Switzerland and UNHCR.
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Republic of Colombia, France, Japan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Uganda, the Swiss Confederation, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Video archive and statements
View delegates' statements, along with recorded videos of the plenary session, high-level parallel events and Speakers' Corner talks.
Action. Unity. Impact.
[The Compact] represents the political will and ambition of the international community as a whole for strengthened cooperation and solidarity with refugees and affected host countries.
Events and sessions at the Forum
The Forum plenary session and parallel high-level events were held at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva. A range of linked events also took place around Geneva in the lead-up to and during the Forum.
Information for attendees
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Global Compact on Refugees
- Ease pressures on countries that host refugees
- Enhance opportunities for refugees to become self-reliant
- Expand refugees’ access to third-country solutions such as resettlement and other pathways
- Support conditions in refugees’ countries of origin so that they may be able to return in safety and dignity.
The key global arrangement is the Global Refugee Forum where States and other actors come together every four years to take stock of progress made and pledge further contributions to help reach the objectives of the Compact.
Learn more about the purpose of the Global Refugee Forum
Documents and resources
Frequently asked questions
For more information or questions, please see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Global Refugee Forum.