High-Level Officials Meeting

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High-Level Officials Meeting

The High-Level Officials Meeting is one of the main arrangements for follow-up and review under the Global Compact on Refugees. It is held two years after every Global Refugee Forum (GRF) to take stock of progress.

The first High-Level Officials Meeting took place on 14 and 15 December 2021 at the International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event was an opportunity for senior government officials and representatives of the international community to take stock of progress and maintain the momentum towards achieving the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees, also taking into consideration the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Priorities for the event included:

  • Expanding support for refugees and the countries who receive them
  • Advancing implementation of the pledges made at the first Global Refugee Forum
  • Identifying areas in need of further support and engagement

Virtual Space

To give visibility to the efforts leading up to this mid-term review, the Digital Platform for the Global Compact on Refugees is hosting a Virtual Space – a digital one-stop-shop that allowed participants to share content in line with the 2021 HLOM theme of “reflecting progress and charting the future”. By sharing content on progress on the Digital Platform, participants benefited from an increased visibility of their efforts that will live beyond the event itself. Please consult the Guidance Note to find out more about sharing content on the Virtual Space.

Further information

Recordings of the event in English and in French are available.

Find out more including answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the Global Compact on Refugees Coordination Team at [email protected]


A more inclusive perspective

At UNHCR we commit to ensuring that all the people we protect and serve feel included. For this, we must apply an Age, Gender, and Diversity (AGD) perspective in every aspect of our work.

For example, when we organize events like the High-Level Official Meetings, the AGD perspective helps ensure that people from all backgrounds are represented.

See the tips for including AGD considerations when organizing events like the HLOM.