Finding a Durable Solution for Every Displaced Person: Action Against Hunger’s Toolbox to Influence the Global Compact Process
On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration which aims to “address the question of large movements of refugees and migrants” globally. The Declaration foresees the development of two global compacts: the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees. These compacts will impact on Action Against Hunger’s missions and operations as they will set up principles and actions to respond to arrivals of people on the move in host countries and to ensure that their needs are met and their rights respected.
This paper is designed as a toolbox to provide missions and headquarters with a set of ready-to-use recommendations and messages on the Global Compacts process. It should in particular be used by missions to influence their national governments to support Action Against Hunger’s recommendations in the negotiations of the Global Compacts as well as by international offices to influence global discussions.
Topics covered include: forced returns, the implementation of the humanitarian/development nexus, the response to immediate and longer term needs of displaced populations, the consultation of affected populations and gender sensitivity.