First ever Global Refugee Forum!
12 December 2019
Late 2019 saw the first ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF) held in Geneva. Carolina Gottardo, JRS Australia Director attended this historic event.
The GRF was a large-scale event, with approximately 3,000 delegates from diverse sectors and regions, including leaders with living and lived refugee experience and a series of events.
The official GRF webpage has links to the program such as:
- statements and speeches
- pledges and a;
- summary of the GRF from the 5 co-convenor states.
Around 770 pledges were received, with more anticipated. UNHCR estimates the total of financial pledges received to date to total up to USD10bn.
Pictured: Najeeba Wazefadost.