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Global Refugee Youth Consultations


Refugee youth are often left out of humanitarian activities and programs; their skills, capabilities, aspirations and needs are unrecognized and misunderstood. The Global Refugee Youth Consultations bring together refugee and host country youth (aged 15 – 24) in consultations in countries around the world. Together, they discuss the challenges they face, their visions for the future and the support they need.

Lead by the Women’s Refugee Commission and the UNHCR, these consultations culminated in a global consultation in Geneva in June 2016 and the participation of refugee youth in the 2016 annual UNHCR-NGO Consultations, whose overarching theme is “Youth.” A final report of findings and recommendations from the Global Refugee Youth Consultations was launched in Geneva in September 2016.

Youth Gender and Social Inclusion Technical Resources