PH Joins First Global Refugee Forum in Solidarity with Refugees  

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PHOTO: Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Evan P. Garcia (center), Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) Legal Staff, Refugees and Stateless Persons Protection Unit Officer-in-Charge Chief State Counsel Ruben F. Fondevilla (left), and DOJ State Counsel IV Paulito C. de Jesus (right) joined as members of the Philippine Delegation to the First Global Refugee Forum on 17-18 December 2019.

The event was facilitated by the Global Compact on Refugees in collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Switzerland and co-convened by Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, Pakistan, and Turkey aiming to mobilize political support, to increase cooperation, to identify concrete actions in addressing refugee issues worldwide, and to improve international response to new and existing refugee situations.

“The Philippines is here at the historic First Global Refugee Forum in solidarity with refugees worldwide. We join other States and stakeholders in the spirit of cooperation and to share our contribution to alleviate their plight in the spirit of international responsibility-sharing,” said Ambassador Garcia. (Geneva PM photo)

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