Global Refugee Forum 2023

The next Global Refugee Forum will take place in Geneva, Switzerland in:


The Global Refugee Forum 2023 will be the opportunity to build on the progress made by States and stakeholders towards the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees and the related pledges and initiatives announced since the first Forum in 2019.

Six states, Colombia, France, Japan, Jordan, Niger and Uganda, together with UNHCR will co-convene the Forum. Co-hosted by Switzerland and UNHCR, the Forum will take place in Geneva from 13 to 15 December 2023, with an advance day for side events on 12 December 2023.

Stakeholders attending the Forum will include, but are not limited to, Member States; international organizations; other humanitarian and development actors; international and regional financial institutions; regional organizations; local authorities; civil society, including faith-based organizations; academics and other experts; the private sector; media; host community members and refugees.

The Forum is envisaged to facilitate the announcement of concrete pledges and contributions, and consider opportunities, challenges, and ways in which burden- and responsibility-sharing in support of the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) can be enhanced.

More information on the event, including the draft programme, frequently asked questions, and concept note, are available on UNHCR’s website.

The GRF 2023 app

The official GRF 2023 mobile phone app is now available online.

During the setup process, you will be asked to provide your name and email. You will then receive an email to confirm your successful registration to the app.

After downloading the app, open it and enter your email to complete the setup. Keep in mind that the content within the app will be updated the closer we get to the event.

We encourage you to accept notifications, as we will be sending updates throughout the event with additional information.

Register for the app

Get involved

Ahead of the GRF, stakeholders are encouraged to contribute to the multi-stakeholder pledges which are under development. To find out more about what constitutes a pledge, please consult the pledging guidance and pledging at the Global Refugee Forum 2023 infographic. Pledges may be submitted through the online forms available on the GCR digital platform.

Stakeholders are also urged to continue submitting good practices. More than 450 have been shared since 2019. Any stakeholder wishing to have a good practice published in advance of the GRF 2023, are asked to submit them no later than 30 November 2023.