The current global forced displacement crisis highlights the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. This call to collective action emphasizes that these populations must be empowered to make decisions about their futures, whether they stay in their country of asylum or origin, move to another, or return home. To achieve this goal, it is crucial to address the economic inclusion and social protection of these populations.
The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders to advance self-reliance for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. This pledge seeks to address specific and structural barriers and risks that prevent these populations from achieving economic inclusion and social protection. The commitment also emphasizes the need for inclusive legal and policy frameworks that promote economic inclusion and social protection.
To support this pledge, evidence-based commitments are backed by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. These resources will help strengthen resilience to shocks faced by these vulnerable populations. By prioritizing economic inclusion and social protection, we can empower refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people, and host communities to contribute positively to local economies while addressing the root causes of forced migration.