Durable solutions are an essential element of global refugee response and governance founded in human rights. Forced displacement violates human rights and undermines human dignity and human development potentials. Bringing an end to forced displacement is crucial for affected human beings but is also of benefit for societies and States. Durable solutions are critical to the sustainability of development – both as a catalyst for development and as mitigation of potential negative impacts of prolonged displacement. This brief highlights six key priority areas and 10 recommendations related to durable solutions for refugees that should be reflected in the Programme of Action of the Global Compact on Refugees. It draws on our collective history as operational organizations, our engagement in the global policy dialogues, and our experiences in CRRF pilot and non-pilot countries. In developing the Programme of Action, we ask Member States to expand the availability to all three durable solutions and to ensure solutions are comprehensive and high quality.
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