The global forced displacement crisis has brought to light the urgent need for collective action to address the issue. The Call to Collective Action emphasizes the importance of self-reliance in providing sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. These populations require economic inclusion and social protection in order to meet their essential needs, work, use their skills, and contribute to local economies.
The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders in order to advance the self-reliance of these populations, as well as host communities. The pledge seeks to address specific and structural barriers and risks, strengthening resilience to shocks. Inclusive legal and policy frameworks are needed to promote economic inclusion and social protection, including policies and programs that reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion.
Commitments made under the Mega Pledge are backed by evidence and supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms. This collective effort is crucial in empowering these populations with decision-making abilities about their futures, whether they remain in their country of asylum or origin or move to another location. Ultimately, the goal is for them to be able to make a meaningful contribution to their communities while also being able