Global Refugee Forum 2023

Geneva, Switzerland - December 13 to 15, 2023

In its first iteration 4 years ago, the Global Refugee Forum was established as a collaborative space for governments, non-governmental organizations, humanitarian actors, and refugees themselves.

The Forum’s main purpose was to find and share comprehensive solutions for the situation of the world’s refugee population, easing the burden on host countries and working with the countries of origin to offer a dignified and safe return to those who have been displaced from their homes.

Our Role in The Global Refugee Forum

In 2019, DIME, in conjunction with the Government of Mexico, committed to creating higher education opportunities for young refugees, both those abroad seeking complementary educational pathways in third countries and those who already reside in Mexico.

The Global Refugee Forum 2023 will serve as a platform to share experiences and the progress made by governments, organizations, and interested actors who, for the last 4 years, have been working to achieve the objectives set out in the first Forum and in the Global Compact on Refugees adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018.

Goals of the Global Compact on Refugees 

  • Support host countries, 85% of which are low- and middle-income countries
  • Enhance refugee self-sufficiency
  • Facilitate access to third countries and create new integration solutions
  • Work with countries of origin to facilitate the dignified and safe return of people to their homes

Working Group with R-SEAT

On November 10, DIME and its Council for Refugee Students DIME attended Grupo México’s work session organized by Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table (R-SEAT) in Latin America.

The work session brought together refugee leaders, civil society organizations, and academics to formulate recommendations on the commitments that the Mexican government will present at the Global Refugee Forum.

Our participation in the working group is further proof of our commitment to integrating young students from our higher education programs in decision-making processes relevant to their future, as well as of our role as an allied organization in the field of complementary pathways to forced mobility.

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