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Global Compact on Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5441, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the first high-level meeting of officials for the UNHCR's Global Compact of Refugees took place in 2021; and if not, when they expect that meeting to take place.

Answered on

31 January 2022

Two years on from the first Global Refugee Forum, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Switzerland hosted a follow-on High-Level Officials meeting on 14 and 15 December 2021. With ever-increasing numbers of displaced persons across the globe driven by conflict, climate change and Covid-19, the meeting underlined the continued relevance of the Global Compact on Refugees.

Giving the UK Statement,
Mr Cleverly, the Minister for the Middle East, North Africa and North America, confirmed the UK's commitment to delivering on the Global Compact and to support forcibly-displaced persons through a holistic approach which restores dignity and offers a viable future. The Minister highlighted the UK's strong track record of helping those who need protection, and the significant support provided by the UK to the world's largest refugee crises. The next Global Refugee Forum will take place in December 2023.