This platform hosts a growing collection of good practices submitted by individuals, states, organizations and businesses across the world who have designed and implemented initiatives to support and find long-term solutions for displaced communities and stateless people.
What constitutes a good practice?
The criteria below are to guide States and relevant stakeholders in the identification of examples of good practice to share.
A good practice should:
- Support or facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees.
- Contribute to burden and responsibility sharing.
- Broaden the support base beyond countries and stakeholders that have traditionally contributed to responses to large-scale refugee situations.
- Respond to identified needs and have tangible benefits for refugees and host communities.
- Be developed and/or implemented in partnership with other stakeholders, including refugees and host populations.
- Take into account age, gender, disability, and other diversity considerations.
- Make a sustained, positive difference in the lives of refugees and host communities.
- Have the potential to be adapted, replicated, and/or broadened in scale.
- Highlight opportunities to maximize the effective and efficient use of resources.
- Inspire or form the basis of contributions to be announced on the Digital Platform and future Global Refugee Forums.
- Address one or more of the areas of focus for the first Global Refugee Forum, where possible.
Who can share examples of good practice?
- UN Member States and observer States
- Relevant stakeholders such as:
- international organizations
- 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
- refugees themselves
- host community members
(Global Compact on Refugees, para. 3).
Good Practices illustrate how the Global Compact on Refugees is being put into action and is transforming the lives of refugees and host communities in many parts of the world. They are essential in inspiring the international community to develop innovative and impactful contributions that carry the momentum of the Global Compact forward.