The global displacement crisis has led to a call for collective action, emphasizing the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. The role of economic inclusion and social protection cannot be overstated in enabling these populations to meet their essential needs, work, use their skills, and contribute to local economies.
The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection seeks to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders to promote self-reliance among these populations and host communities. The pledge aims to address specific and structural barriers and risks that hinder economic inclusion and social protection, strengthening resilience to shocks. It highlights the need for inclusive legal and policy frameworks that promote economic inclusion and social protection, including policies and programs that reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.
The pledge commitments are backed by evidence-based policies, technical assistance, financing mechanisms, relevant programs, that will help achieve the goal of empowering refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people as well as host communities to make informed decisions about their future whether they choose to remain in their country of asylum or origin or move to another location or return home.
In conclusion, the call to collective action emphasizes the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals and stateless people. The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection is an important step towards promoting economic inclusion and social protection among these populations through inclusive legal frameworks that support resilience to shocks.