Today delegates from over 20 countries will be arriving in the UK for a three-day event focused on the integration of resettled refugees. The Working Group on Resettlement is being co-hosted by the Refugee Council, the UK Government and UNHCR, and brings together representatives from States and NGOs involved in resettlement to share learning and work to improve integration support for refugees.
The event is taking place in Sheffield, the UK’s first City of Sanctuary which has a long tradition of welcoming refugees, and will be opened by Magid Magid, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Over the course of the event, delegates will discuss a range of topics including employment, entrepreneurship, community cohesion and cultural orientation, as well as how to meaningfully involve refugees in international resettlement forums. The Working Group on Resettlement is part of the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement which will culminate at a conference in Geneva in July.
Maurice Wren, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council, said:
“The Refugee Council is delighted to be co-hosting this important event alongside the UK Government and UNHCR. By bringing together such a wealth of knowledge from across the globe we can all learn from each other about the best ways to support the integration of refugees so that they can rebuild their lives in safety.”