UN Common Pledge

At the Global Refugee Forum 2019, pledges were made by the UN Secretary-General and the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator, which committed United Nations entities to systematically include refugees into their analyses and plans, and to work with refugee-hosting governments and communities to facilitate the inclusion of refugees into national systems.

These pledges, commonly referred to as the UN Common Pledge, saw 15 UN entities step up their support for refugee inclusion, as documented in a stocktaking report of the pledge in 2021.

In the lead-up to the 2023 Global Refugee Forum, over 20 UN entities have come together to co-create a successor pledge, the UN common pledge 2.0. This will see the UN family renew and strengthen its commitment to promoting refugees inclusion in national plans, budgets, datasets and service delivery systems, recognizing that inclusion of refugees will be key ensuring that no one is left behind as we accelerate efforts under the Sustainable Development Goals.

Refugees, donors and other key stakeholders will be engaged in the co-creation process for the UN common pledge 2.0, and a new, country level component will facilitate the participation of UN country teams in the pledge under the leadership of Resident Coordinators, thereby ensuring that the commitments under the pledge lead directly to measurable changes in the lives of refugees.

To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Christopher Gerlach, OCHA, [email protected]; Signe Jepsen, DCO, [email protected]; Katy Barnett, UNHCR, [email protected]

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