13, Dec 2017 | CJP Team
The High Commissioner’s 10th Dialogue on Protection Challenges, which is aimed at discussing the proposed Global Compact on Refugees is taking place on December 12-13 in Geneva, Switzerland. In his speech opening the dialogue, Filippo Grandi, the United nations High Commissioner for Refugees cautioned that forced displacement has worsened a year after the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which the UN General Assembly adopted in September 2016. “Our mission is more urgent than ever,” Grandi said, adding, “The exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh is the most visible, but innocent civilians still flee for their lives in CAR [Central African Republic], the DRC [Democratic Republic of the Congo], Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and elsewhere”. The Geneva meeting will evaluate the results of the New York Declaration that involved all UN Member States in sharing responsibility for the world’s refugees, and also formulated a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). Grandi hailed the 13 countries that have begun implementing the CRRF. UNHCR aims for the Global Compact on Refugees to include the CRRF, and a Programme of Action linked to the latter that outlines steps to be taken by Member States and other involved parties towards its complete execution.