- Title: Guterres asks international community to be bold
- Date: 17th December 2019
- Summary: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (DECEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) CONFERENCE HALL STAGE WITH HOSTS, PAN
- Embargoed: 31st December 2019 11:17
- Keywords: Global Refugee Forum Gutererres
- Location: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- City: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA007BAD6LON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres urged the international community to carry out new strategies in order to improve the situations for refugees worldwide.
"This is a moment for ambition," Guterres said at the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first-ever forum of its kind is a global gathering aimed at transforming the way the world responds to refugee situations.
Guterres, who held the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015, praised the Global Compact on Refugees as a collective achievement.
The framework encouraging international cooperation was affirmed by the UNHCR on Tuesday.
The Forum brings together refugees, heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, development organisations, business leaders and civil society representatives
(Production: CÃ©cile Mantovani, UNHCR, Lena Toepler)
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