United Nations affirms Global Compact for Refugees
The overwhelming majority of 181 out of the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) at the General Assembly on December 17, 2018. The Compact aims to strengthen the international response and cooperation around refugee movements and to improve the lives of refugees and their host communities. It is a separate agreement from the newly adopted Global Compact for Migration and is led by the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
Germany is the sixth-largest host country for refugees worldwide and the second-largest donor to UNHCR. Germany already meets the key objectives of the Pact today and supports the GCR, voicing the need of multilateralism to meet global challenges.