Multistakeholder Pledge: Advancing Localisation in Displacement and Statelessness Responses

Multi-stakeholder pledges - Cross-cutting

Multistakeholder Pledge: Advancing Localisation in Displacement and Statelessness Responses

Key outcomes

The Joint Pledge on Localisation is a cross-cutting pledge which corresponds to all four objectives of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). The High Level Officials Meeting recommendations from 2021 also refer to localisation, highlighting the importance of:

  • increased, sustained and flexible financial support for civil society organisations;
  • innovative approaches and strengthened partnerships for inclusion by engaging civil society actors;
  • investing in capacitating local civil society for integration, inclusion, solutions
  • providing resources to Local civil society partners to scale up and refine services and programmes;
  • encouraging all-of-society collaboration for better dialogue with communities to inform policy, planning, programming in return and reintegration

Background

To reinforce whole-of-society approaches and comprehensive responses, which are central to the implementation of the GCR, partnerships with local civil society organisations working on displacement and statelessness must be strengthened across humanitarian, development and peace sectors. To realise this, certain barriers to localization must be addressed. The joint multi-stakeholder pledge on Advancing Localization in Displacement and Statelessness Responses is being developed in response to that need.

Pledge description

To address challenges to advancing localisation for local civil society organisations, the joint pledge will centre around the development of stronger and more equitable partnerships with local civil society organisations. Challenges are divided into three themes:

  1. Funding, since local civil society organisations working on displacement and statelessness often suffer from a lack of sufficient, sustained and predictable funding.
  2. Inclusion in decision-making such as coordination structures, which is essential for identifying, designing and implementing comprehensive and sustainable responses to displacement and statelessness.
  3. Two-way capacity-sharing between local civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

Related pledges to match

GRF-00652 - Government of Indonesia - Design a refugee empowerment programme, in cooperation with UNHCR and IOM. Find out more about matching this pledge.

GRF-00675 - Government of Mexico - Establecimiento Mesas inter-institucionales de integración local de refugiados, por temáticas y mesas a nivel locales / Establishment of inter-institutional boards for local integration of refugees, by theme and at the local level. Find out more about matching this pledge.

GRF-00702 - Government of Mozambique - Local Integration. Find out more about matching this pledge.

GRF-00777 - Government of Nigeria - Nigeria pledges to continue playing an active and constructive role in regional and sub-regional efforts to address the root causes of displacement. Find out more about matching this pledge.

GRF-00482 - Government of El Salvador - Strengthening of protection and solutions mechanisms at the national level for the attention of internally displaced persons, deported persons with protection needs, refugees and asylum seekers. Find out more about matching this pledge.

GRF-00708 - Government of Namibia - Management of Refugees. Find out more about matching this pledge.

Leadership

  • ICVA
  • Multistakeholder reference group co-creating the pledge

Supported by UNHCR.

Sub-thematic leads

  • Working group on Funding – co-leads TBC
  • Working group on Inclusion in decision-making – co-leads TBC
  • Working group on Capacity-sharing – co-leads TBC

Members

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef)
  • Bondeko Refugee Livelihoods Centre
  • BRAC
  • HIAS
  • InterAction
  • Oxfam
  • Nahda Makers
  • Somalia NGO Consortia
  • The National Congress of Ukrainians of Moldova
  • The Lotus Flower
  • Venezuelan Union in Peru
  • United Stateless

Contact details

Emma Nordlund, UNHCR - [email protected], Gabriela Miranda, ICVA - [email protected]

Calendar

  • 7 June 2023: Pledge launch at 2nd informal GRF meeting
  • May-September 2023: Co-creation phase of pledge, including commitments
  • September- December 2023: Mobilisation phase for support and matching of pledge