November 30, 2023 12:43 am

The global forced displacement crisis has brought forth the need for collective action, and the Call to Collective Action addresses this issue by emphasizing self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. This initiative highlights the critical role of economic inclusion and social protection in enabling these populations to meet their essential needs, work, utilize their skills, and contribute to local economies. By empowering them to make decisions about their futures, whether they choose to remain in their country of asylum or origin, move to another location or return home, the goal is to promote self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

In response to this call, the Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders towards advancing self-reliance for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people and host communities. This pledge seeks to address specific barriers and risks that hinder economic inclusion and social protection while promoting resilience against shocks. To achieve this objective, it stresses the importance of inclusive legal frameworks that foster economic inclusion and social protection. Additionally, it calls for policies and programs that aim at reducing the long-term consequences of poverty and exclusion.

The Mega Pledge’s commitments are backed by evidence-based practices supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, financing mechanisms. With this initiative in place, refugees will have access to sustainable livelihood opportunities that will enable them to live with dignity while contributing positively to local economies. As a result of such efforts, there will be fewer reliance on humanitarian aid resources as people become more self-sufficient.

In conclusion, collective action is vital in addressing global forced displacement crisis challenges. Self-reliance through economic inclusion and social protection is crucial in creating sustainable solutions for refugees while promoting resilience against future shocks. The Mega Pledge’s commitment towards advancing self-reliance will help facilitate meaningful change by empowering refugees with skills necessary for survival while contributing positively towards local economies.

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