On the right path - Reaction to first draft of the Global Compact on Refugees

Read 15 NGOs’ reaction to first draft of the Global Compact on Refugees. The NGOs strongly support the development of a Global Compact on Refugees, and welcome the improvements made in the first draft.


On 9th March 2018, UNHCR released the revised and first draft for the Global Compact on Refugees which is under negotiation in the UN system. DRC along with 14 other NGOs have produced a reaction, which welcomes the changes made to the initial zero-draft. The current version of the Global Compact on Refugees reflects a higher ambition for States and the entire international community to take action: the language is more assertive, responsibility-sharing mechanisms are more clearly spelled out, and there are more convincing foundations for accountability. More can be done to put refugees and host communities at the center of the Compact text, but we are on the right path. DRC and other NGOs will continue to put pressure on States to produce a political agreement that can produce results for those it concerns.

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List of signatories

Action Against Hunger
Asylum Access
Care International
Caritas Internationalis
Danish Refugee Council
International Catholic Migration Commission
International Rescue Committee
Jesuit Refugee Service
Lutheran World Federation
Mercy Corps
Norwegian Refugee Council
Oxfam International
Plan International
Save the Children International