UN forum on refugees begins
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UN forum on refugees begins

A three-day global gathering on refugees began Monday in Geneva.

The meeting has been planned over the past year by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which posted their plans in August. The forum will focus on education, jobs and livelihoods, energy and infrastructure, solutions, and protection capacity for refugee populations throughout the world.

The participating nations will analyze how humanitarian responses can aid the international refugee community. The UNHCR will be hosting the forum together with the Switzerland, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, Pakistan and Turkey.

“The aim of the Forum is to generate new approaches and long-term commitments from a variety of actors to help refugees and the communities in which they live. Worldwide, over 70 million people are displaced by war, conflict, and persecution.”