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Global Refugee Forum 2023

Press opportunities and social media resources

View details on scheduling press conferences, visiting the VIP Social Media Zone, recommended hashtags and available social media assets.

Press engagements

Press conferences

Delegations wishing to organize dedicated press conferences during the Global Refugee Forum can do so by reserving a press space at Palexpo.

Delegations wishing to organise dedicated press conferences during the Global Refugee Forum can do so by reserving the press room at Palexpo. The space can be booked by writing to the UN Information Service at [email protected], [email protected] and UNHCR at [email protected]. The UN Information Service (UNIS) will need the following information: subject of the press conference (one line only), names and titles of all participants, including the moderator. Delegations should provide their own moderator.

The UN Information Service in Geneva will take care of the technical support: notifying the accredited correspondents one week prior to the press conference, posting the announcement on UNOG website, booking the press room and printing nameplates.

Press conferences at Palexpo are likely to be held in English or French. Delegations are advised to arrange for interpretation services should these be needed.

Press stake-outs

Delegations may also hold an ad hoc press stake-out during the Global Refugee Forum. The press stake-out area will be located either in the press room or at the VVIP entrance from the afternoon of December 13. The area will be Global Refugee Forum-branded.

The stake-out area can be booked by writing to UNHCR at [email protected].

View the venue map for details on room locations within the Palexpo. 

VIP Social Media Zone

High-level attendees are invited to showcase their commitment and actions on the Global Compact on Refugees to an extensive global audience by visiting the VIP Social Media Zone.

The VIP Social Media Zone will be located on the second floor of Palexpo from 13-15 December. It is available to Heads of State and Government, Ministers, CEOs, Heads of UN agencies and refugees.

The Social Media Zone features designated spaces to create social media content along with areas dedicated to sport, art, and an AI interactive experience. The Zone will be managed by UNHCR's Social Media Section. It will serve as a hub for world leaders and refugees to collaboratively produce engaging content, focusing on pledges and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. For more details on the types of content that can be created, see below.

Content generated within this hub will be featured on UNHCR’s multilingual social media platforms, reaching millions of people around the world, and made available for use by the respective VIPs.

Appointments are highly recommended. Please contact Sharon Grobeisen, [email protected] with your preferred day and time.

Social media

Join the conversation online

The hashtag for the Forum is: #RefugeeForum

Branding assets

A range of branding assets along with the Global Refugee Forum logo are available for use by partners. Please note that you will need to submit a request to be able to download the files. 

Branding assets available for download

Social media package

A range of social media assets are available to download and share on your channels, including Global Refugee Forum branded social media cards, videos and key messages. Preview a selection of the available assets below. 

A woman and her daughter beside a flooded river. Text reads 'The climate crisis is here and is driving people from their homes.'
Children jumping. Text on image reads 'Refugee children belong in school.'
Infographic: Text reads '66% of refugees live in countries with restricted freedom.'
Infographic: Text on image reads 'Half of all school age refugee children are out of school.'
A man preparing seafood. Text on image reads: Let's work together so that every refugee has access to a decent job.
A woman smiles for the camera. Text reads 'When refugees can work, communities are made stronger.'
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Join the conversation

The hashtag for the Global Refugee Forum 2023 is #RefugeeForum.



UNHCR global social media handles

UNHCR X (formerly Twitter)


UNHCR Instagram


UNHCR Facebook




Senior Executive Team social media handles

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

Kelly T. Clements, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

Raouf Mazou, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations

Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

Key contacts

For further information, please contact:

UN Information Service: ✉️ [email protected] | 📞+41 22 917 23 02 

General press inquiries on the Global Refugee Forum: ✉️ [email protected]

VIP Social Media Zone: Sharon Grobeisen | ✉️ [email protected]

UNHCR social media

Join the conversation online: The hashtag for the Forum is: #RefugeeForum

Global social media accounts

UNHCR global social media accounts





UNHCR Senior Executive Team

Filippo Grandi 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 

Kelly T. Clements
United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

Raouf Mazou
Assistant High Commissioner for Operations

Gillian Triggs
Assistant High Commissioner for Protection