For the first time in history, all six G20 Engagement Groups (Business 20, Civil 20, Labor 20, Think 20 Women 20 and Youth 20) issued a joint statement ahead of the tenth annual G20 Leaders’ Summit, which called for greater collective action from G20 leaders to tackle the refugee crisis.

The joint statement, which was signed by the heads of all engagement groups during the signature ceremony, called for G20 leaders to urgently support long-term development programs in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey, which are currently hosting the majority of Syrian refugees, at the same time as ensuring that the current humanitarian response is fully funded to meet refugees’ basic needs.

You can read the joint statement here