The current global forced displacement crisis has led to an urgent call for collective action, with a focus on self-reliance and sustainable solutions for refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, and stateless people. The Mega Pledge on Economic Inclusion and Social Protection aims to mobilize commitments from various stakeholders to advance the self-reliance of these populations, as well as host communities. The pledge emphasizes the importance of inclusive legal and policy frameworks that promote economic inclusion and social protection.
The goal of the Mega Pledge is to address specific and structural barriers and risks that prevent refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people, and host communities from meeting their essential needs and contributing to local economies. It highlights the crucial role of economic inclusion and social protection in enabling these populations to work, use their skills, make decisions about their futures, and contribute to local economies.
The Mega Pledge is backed by evidence and supported by relevant programs, technical assistance, and financing mechanisms that aim to reduce the lifelong consequences of poverty and exclusion. By promoting self-reliance through economic inclusion and social protection, the pledge seeks to strengthen resilience to shocks in vulnerable populations. Ultimately, it empowers refugees, forcibly displaced individuals, stateless people, and host communities to take control of their own lives and contribute positively to society.