The report titled “Core Commitments: Leave No One Behind – A Commitment to Address Forced Displacement” highlights the increasing number of people being forcibly displaced due to conflict, violence, and persecution. It emphasizes the need for a fundamental shift in approach to address the challenges faced by displaced persons and their host communities. The report identifies five core commitments that should be undertaken by states and the international community to ensure the safety, dignity, and well-being of displaced individuals.
The first commitment calls for a new approach that not only meets immediate humanitarian needs but also reduces vulnerability and improves the resilience, self-reliance, and protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The second commitment focuses on promoting safe, dignified, and durable solutions for IDPs and refugees, with a target of reducing internal displacement by 50 percent by 2030. The third commitment recognizes the importance of supporting countries and communities hosting large numbers of refugees, providing them with necessary political, policy, and financial support. The fourth commitment aims to collectively work towards a Global Compact on responsibility-sharing for refugees, safeguarding their rights and supporting states affected by their movement. Lastly, the fifth commitment emphasizes the importance of upholding the institution of asylum and the principle of non-refoulement.
The report emphasizes the need for close cooperation between various stakeholders, including the United Nations, NGOs, bilateral development agencies, and the private sector. It also highlights the role of civil society in fighting xenophobia and creating a positive environment for displaced persons and their host communities. The recommendations put forth in the report include integrating refugees and IDPs into national development plans, improving access to education and healthcare, strengthening multilateral financing instruments, and supporting the implementation of international laws and policy frameworks that protect the rights of refugees and IDPs.
Overall, the report calls for a comprehensive and integrated approach that goes beyond meeting immediate humanitarian needs and focuses on long-term development and self-reliance for displaced persons. It urges leaders to address the root causes of displacement and work towards finding durable solutions.