Global Compact for Refugees - UNHCR

Findings from the Global Youth Advisory Council’s (GYAC) Community Consultations

Document type: Studies and reports
Document language: English
Locations: Global

Following three years of work consulting and engaging young refugees, the High Commissioner for Refugees formed the Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) in December 2017. This Global Youth Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of 15 young refugees. The GYAC is a consultative group on issues relating to the protection and development of the young people that UNHCR works with and for globally, including those who are refugees, internally displaced and stateless. The GYAC represents the voices of young people to ensure that they are heard, considered and incorporated into the work of UNHCR at national, regional and global levels. The GYAC has continued its engagement in the drafting process of the global compact on refugees by conducting community consultations in 10 countries with over 250 young refugees to gather feedback on the Global Compact on Refugees from community actors. In May 2018, GYAC members travelled to Geneva to participate in the Fourth Consultation on the GCR and share the feedback on the GCR that they gathered through their community consultations, with the aim of influencing the final drafts of the GCR.

Published: 9 July, 2018 (1 year ago)
Uploaded: 9 July, 2018 (1 year ago)