The Blueprint Partnership in Action

Five Accelerators for Refugee Inclusion


At the beginning of 2020, UNHCR and UNICEF agreed on an ambitious Blueprint for Joint Action. This initiative represents a bold step towards realizing both agencies’ joint Global Refugee Forum (GRC) pledge to stand by refugees and work with governments to ensure the inclusion of refugee children and their families in national systems and plans. Focusing on three priority areas – education, WASH and child protection – the Blueprint’s transformational agenda contributes to implementing the GRC and ensuring no one is left behind as we redouble efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including gender equality.

This paper sets out five accelerators where urgent action is required, calling on all actors to join forces to realise the Blueprint’s transformational agenda of refugee inclusion.