- a protection instrument that meets the specific needs of the refugees whose life, freedom, security, health and other fundamental rights are threatened;
- a sustainable solution for refugees who cannot return voluntarily to their country of origin nor have perspectives of local integration in the country they have fled to;
- a solidarity mechanism to relieve the pressure on the countries that receive large numbers of refugees.
In 2018, the Global Compact for Migration set a series of objectives, including the development of access to the resettlement possibilities. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in charge of the programme, organises annual consultations with the governments, the international organisations and NGO's active in the process. In addition to this, each year, UNHCR draws up a report on the projected global resettlement needs.