The global forced displacement crisis has brought attention to the need for collective action to provide sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. The call to action emphasizes the importance of self-reliance in enabling these populations to meet their essential needs, work, use their skills, and contribute to local economies.
To achieve this goal, the Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders. The pledge seeks to address specific and structural barriers and risks, strengthening resilience to shocks. It highlights the need for inclusive legal and policy frameworks that 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. By working together, stakeholders can 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 elsewhere or return home, they can do so with confidence knowing that they have the tools they need to succeed.