What is the Global Compact on Refugees? Why should we care about it? How is it being developed? What does it hope to achieve? How relevant is it to NGOs and how can you participate? ICVA, a global network of humanitarian NGOs dedicated to principled and effective humanitarian action, has created this briefing paper on the Global Compact on Refugees to support NGOs (and all humanitarian actors) in better understanding and engaging in the processes leading to the adoption of the Global Compact in late 2018. This paper is an ICVA compilation and interpretation based on UNHCR documents and information gathered at briefings. It will be updated as new elements and clarifications on the process come to light.