Putting Protection at the Heart of the New Global Compact

Published 12. Dec 2017
Refugee Perspectives from Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti

In September 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. UN Member States committed to strengthening and enhancing mechanisms to protect refugees and migrants and to move towards a more effective system of responsibility sharing in the international refugee response. States committed to working towards the adoption of a Global Compact on Refugees in 2018, to consist of a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and a Programme of Action for implementation.

To date, refugees’ voices have been largely left out of consultations regarding what the content and priorities of the Global Compact on Refugees and CRRF should be. This study was undertaken to gather perspectives of refugees on the asylum system, its gaps and challenges, in order to bring those voices and perspectives into the discussions around the proposed content and priorities of the Global Compact and CRRF.