Hosting countries are supported by a coherent, whole of UN effort to:
- shift away from unsustainable humanitarian approaches;
- include refugees in national plans, datasets, budgets and service delivery systems; and
- give refugees access to decent work.
As a result need, risk and vulnerabilities are reduced over multiple years and refugees are able to become net contributors to society and the economy.
Many host countries made bold, inclusive policy pledges in 2019 which remain in progress pending greater technical, programmatic, and financial support from the international community.
The UN common pledge 2.0 builds on the gains already made under the 2019 UN common pledge. It will leverage the suite of diverse and complementary strengths of a new generation of UN Country teams, each of which make specific, measurable, costed commitments to support government to realize the vision of self-reliance set out in the Global Compact on Refugees.
The pledge consists of an overarching commitment, by the whole UN, to a) include refugees in all UN plans, and b) promote refugees’ inclusion in national plans, datasets, budgets and systems; and ensure their access to decent work. This is underpinned by specific, measurable, costed commitments from 30+ UN Country Teams, generated through consultation with key stakeholders in each country; and specific, measurable commitments from 20 global level UN entities which support country level objectives.
This Resident Coordinator led, coherent and coordinated One UN effort under the pledge will secure sustainable solutions for some of the most marginalized men, women, girls, boys and youth – making the pledge a significant and strategic contribution in the final push to Leave No One Behind. The pledge aims to make improvements to the lives of 15 million refugees and the communities that host them.
- OCHA supported by an expert group of refugees
Participating UN Country Teams
- Costa Rica
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Dominican Republic
- North Macedonia
- UN Habitat
- UN Women
- May – submission and peer review of draft commitments under the pledge
- June, July – finalisation of commitments under the pledge
- Overview of pledge published on UN common pledge webpage
- September – November: external promotion of the pledge; fundraising
- December – Announcement of the pledge by senior UN leadership at GRF