PRESS RELEASE 145
The General Assembly of the United Nations Endorses the Global Compact on Refugees
19/12/2018

​Spain welcomes the endorsement of the Global Compact on Refugees by the General Assembly last 17 December. Our country, along with its European Union partners, has actively contributed to this process.
 
This instrument is the result of a process led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) upon consultation with the Member States of the Organization and with the corresponding stakeholders concerned, such as international organizations and civil society. At its core, its purpose is to improve the lives of refugees and their host communities.
 
To this end, the Compact includes measures to ease the pressures on host countries; enhance refugee self-reliance; expand access to third-country solutions, and support the conditions in countries of origin for a safe, dignified return.
 
The Government shall work actively in the following months to put the provisions of the Compact into practice and thus, with solidarity and responsibility, contribute to face the humanitarian challenges caused by large displacements of refugees.

 

 

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