JCSND launches paper on labor market access for refugees

JCSND launches paper on labor market access for refugees
(Photo: Jordan Civil Society Network for Displacement)
PRESS RELEASE — The Jordan Civil Society Network for Displacement (JCSND) announced a pledge under the UN Global Refugee Forum 2023 to leverage the socio-economic welfare of refugee populations and host communities across the Kingdom.اضافة اعلان

The Global Refugee Forum is scheduled from 13-15 December 2023 and is cohosted by Switzerland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The Forum takes place every four years and is the world’s largest international assembly on refugees, designed to support the implementation of the objectives set out through the UN Global Compact on Refugees framework, including easing pressures on host countries, enhancing refugee self-reliance, increasing access to third-country solutions and improving conditions in countries of origin.

JCSND, comprising 28 members from civil society stakeholders working under five key development and humanitarian sectors consisting of academia, think tanks, the private sector, NGOs and associations, and fashion, arts and culture, is committed to enhancing the resilience and self-reliance of refugees and host communities, including women, men, girls, boys, and people with disabilities, by providing sustainable livelihood opportunities, education and learning support services, holistic protection services, and evidence-based research to advocate for social justice and responsibility sharing through a collective multi-stakeholder approach.

The JCSND aims at applying the principles of a whole society approach supporting the government of Jordan’s efforts of hosting refugees noting that Jordan is the only co-convener country from the MENA region in the upcoming forum in December, along with Colombia, France, Japan, Niger and Uganda.

The pledge announcement coincides with the launching of an advocacy paper authored by the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute at the Royal Scientific Society as part of and in collaboration with the JCSND. The paper aims to raise awareness of the importance of shared responsibility towards enhanced self-reliance and accessibility to the formal labour market in Jordan among governments and international stakeholders at the Global Refugee Forum.
JCSND’s members across academia, the private sector, socio-economic development, and culture and arts include the German Jordan University - Social Work Department, Edu-Syria, Al Yarmouk University, LUMINUS Technical University College (LTUC), Columbia Global Centers Amman, The Royal Health Awareness Society, West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute, Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF), National Council For Family Affairs, Thaka Jordan, Jabal Amman Publishers (JAP), Ernest and Young (EY), Orange, British Council, Jordan River Foundation, Madrasati, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development, Institute of Family Health-King Hussein Foundation (IFHKHF), Dar Abu Abdullah (DAA), JOHUD, Save the Children, Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA), DARRAT Suheil, Jordan Fashion Week (JFW), and Humanitarian and development experts.