Global Refugee Forum 2023
About the Global Refugee Forum
The Global Refugee Forum 2023 will take 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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Information for attendees
Please note that participation in the Global Refugee Forum 2023 is by invitation only.
Download the GRF 2023 app
The GRF 2023 app contains essential event information, including the programme, the ability to search events, create a customizable schedule and interact with other participants.
What’s on at the Forum
The Forum plenary session and parallel high-level events will be held at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva. A range of linked events will also take place around the city in the lead-up to and during the Forum, with many of these open to the public.
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.
Follow the Global Refugee Forum live
Once the Forum commences, delegates’ statements and webcasts of the plenary session will be made available via the links below. View the official programme for details of session schedules and speakers.
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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.