When: 20 November
To register: more information to follow
Since the launch of the Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR Support Platform) at the Global Refugee Forum last December, a series of consultations have addressed greater responsibility-sharing to enable sustainable return and reintegration of the nearly 2.4 million Afghan refugees generously hosted in the neighbouring Islamic Republics of Iran and Pakistan. These include the Inaugural Meeting of the Core Group of the SSAR Support Platform (7 October), the 7th Meeting of the SSAR Quadripartite Steering Committee (1 October), and the High-Level Meeting on the SSAR Support Platform (6 July).
Building upon these, the High Commissioner will convene a virtual High-Level Consultation on “Return and Reintegration: Building a Future for All Afghans,” on 20 November, at 10:00 a.m. (Geneva). Panelists will include a broad range of partners, and consideration will be given to the linkage between inclusive planning for return and reintegration and the peace-building, market-building and State-building objectives of the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework II (ANPDF II) for 2012-2025. The deliberations will help to inform discussions at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference, which is being co-hosted by the Governments of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Finland and the United Nations from 23-24 November.