UNHCR’s Strategic Direction 2017–2021

This document describes the challenges and opportunities that characterize forced displacement in today’s complex global environment, and sets out the strategic directions that UNHCR will pursue in the coming five years.

It elaborates five core directions on which UNHCR will focus – protection; responding in emergencies and beyond; promoting inclusion and self-reliance, including through the engagement of development actors; the empowerment of the people UNHCR serves; and the pursuit of solutions.

The issue of displacement in the context of disasters and climate change is featured in UNHCR’s Strategic Direction 1. Protect and 2. Respond.