Join Cities Alliance at Local and Regional Governments Day within the Global Refugee Forum 2023 to explore the role of local and global government contributions in implementing the Global Compact on Refugees.


With 70 percent of the world's displaced population seeking refuge in urban areas, local and regional governments are vital partners in advancing durable solutions. The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) acknowledges their crucial role in supporting refugee reception and socio-economic inclusion. 

The Global Refugee Forum is the world’s largest international gathering on refugees aimed at supporting the practical implementation of the objectives set out in the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), promoting the protection of refugees’ rights and their long-term inclusion through multi-stakeholder engagement and multilevel cooperation.

The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF) is the coordination and consultation mechanism that brings together the major international networks of local governments to undertake joint advocacy work relating to global policy processes.

In the framework of the second review of the Global Compact for Refugees, local and regional leaders join forces in Geneva around the GTF, facilitated by UCLG, together with the Mayors Mechanism and in partnership with Local2030, Cities Alliance, Civil Society Action Committee, Migration Youth and Children Platform, and the Global Cities Hub, in a context of increasing emphasis on the need for more solidarity-based responsibility sharing, and long-term and sustainable solutions to displacement.

In the first LRG Day ever taking place within the context of a UN conference in Geneva, local governments will come together to share their contributions to the implementation of the Compact on Refugees. Emphasizing a people-centred approach, strengthened local action, and enhanced cooperation, this event aligns with the 2030 Agenda and multilateral system renewal, prioritizing the protection and inclusion of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. 

Cities Alliance's Director, Greg Munro, will facilitate the closing panel.

The event will take place at Geneva, Palexpo, Room L.

Global Refugee Forum 2023: Local and Regional Governments Day


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Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
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