About 60 per cent of the world’s refugee population lives in around 10 countries, all in the global south. Refugees often live in the poorest parts of these countries. The global compact is a response to the need for the international community to come together and help these countries that are particularly affected by refugee movements. That’s the whole purpose.
We have just ended an 18-month process of intense engagement with all 193 Member States of the United Nations plus all other stakeholders — non-governmental organizations, the private sector, faith communities, refugees themselves, and the World Bank.