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The first global meeting of the Asylum Capacity Support Group dialogue platform took place on 30 March 2023. A concept note and agenda of the meeting is available in English, French/Français and Spanish /Español.

The meeting was organized in a virtual format from:

  1. 9:00-11:00 am CET with English and French language interpretation available
  2. 3:30-5:30 pm CET with English and Spanish language interpretation available

As a special initiative of the Global Compact on Refugees, the Asylum Capacity Support Group created the dialogue platform to help address the challenges facing national asylum systems, in the spirit of burden- and responsibility-sharing and the “whole-of-society” approach, as reflected in the Global Compact on Refugees. Background information on the dialogue platform and its four workstreams is available in English, French / Français and Spanish / Español.

The meeting brought together participants representing States, inter-governmental, regional organizations, civil-society organizations and UNHCR to discuss the dialogue platform and its four workstreams, allowing participants to gain a better understanding of its objectives. Additionally, the meeting enabled sharing of experiences related to the workstreams and enabled States and various stakeholders the opportunity to express their interest in participating in the workstreams.

For further information, please refer to the summary report, which provides an overview of the dialogue platform meeting.