The global forced displacement crisis is a pressing issue that requires immediate action. The Call to Collective Action emphasizes the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. These populations need economic inclusion and social protection to meet their essential needs, work, use their skills, and contribute to local economies.
The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders to advance the self-reliance of these populations. The pledge seeks to address specific and structural barriers and risks, strengthening resilience to shocks. Inclusive legal and policy frameworks are needed to promote economic inclusion and social protection, including the implementation of policies and programs that reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.
The pledge commitments are backed by evidence and supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. This collective effort will empower refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people, and host communities to make decisions about their futures. Whether they choose to stay in their country of asylum or origin or move to another place or return home, they will have the tools they need to thrive.