ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake a visit to Geneva on Tuesday to co-convene the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF), jointly being hosted by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency and the Government of Switzerland on December 17-18, 2019.
In recognition of their exemplary role for the protection and well-being of refugees, Prime Minister Imran Khan along with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and leaders from Costa Rica, Ethiopia and Germany, have been invited to co-convene the Global Refugee Forum, the first major meeting on refugees of the 21st Century.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres will also address the forum.
Global Refugee Forum jointly being hosted by UNHCR and Switzerland on December 17-18, 2019
The forum is expected to galvanize political support and solidarity and broaden the base of commitments from States, international organizations, private sectors and civil society to deal with the growing number of refugee situations across the world.
The prime minister will articulate Pakistan’s perspective, experience and contribution to the Afghan refugees.
Co-convening of the GRF is recognition of Pakistan’s generosity, humanitarian leadership, and compassion of the people of Pakistan towards their Afghan brothers and sisters for the past forty years.
During his stay in Geneva, Imran Khan will also have bilateral interaction with his counterparts and with the UN leadership, and attend a luncheon hosted by the UN Secretary General.