The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) promotes responsibility-sharing with host countries by focusing on solutions, including by expanding third country solutions which include resettlement and complementary pathways. Here you will find information on how UNHCR and partners work together to turn this element of the Compact into action. Refugee situations continue to increase in scope, scale and complexity. The vast majority of refugees (85 per cent) are hosted in low- and middle-income countries. Despite the generosity of host countries and donors, there is an urgent need to share the responsibility for hosting and supporting the world’s growing number of refugees more equitably.
Three-Year Strategy (2019-2021) on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways
The GCR envisaged the development of a Three-Year Strategy (2019-2021) on Resettlement and Complementary Pathways (hereinafter, the Strategy), as a key vehicle to increase the number of resettlement spaces, expand the number of resettlement countries and improve the availability and predictability of complementary pathways for refugees. This multi-stakeholder Strategy is the result of wide-ranging consultations with a large number of relevant stakeholders across different regions, including, States, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society, private sector actors, academia, faith-based actors, refugees and other UN agencies. The Strategy is both a roadmap for expansion over the years 2019-2021, and an ambitious blueprint for the further development of third country solutions over the next 10 years (2019-2028) through a vision that will continue to be relevant to achieving the goals of the GCR in the longer term.
The Strategy's goals are to:
1. Grow Resettlement;
2. Advance Complementary Pathways;
3. Build the Foundation.