High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2020- 18 November 2020

Resilience and inclusion in health (emergency and longer-term approaches with reference to COVID-19)

When: 18 November 2020, 15:00 – 17:00 CET / 9:00 – 11:00 EST 

More information: See UNHCR website

The session will open with a panel chaired by the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations and will include two refugee-hosting countries, a refugee representative, and the World Bank.

Panel members will share reflections on approaches to inclusion in national health systems and strengthening health systems from national and subnational perspectives, a refugee perspective, and that of a key development actor.


The Dialogue will take place virtually on 21 October, 4 & 18 November, 2 & 9 December.

The theme of this year's Dialogue is “Protection and Resilience in Pandemics”.

The Dialogue will focus on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the protection and resilience of refugees and people who are internally displaced and stateless. 

Participants will reflect upon how to address the pressing protection and solutions questions that have emerged, building upon the international refugee protection regime and principles and arrangements set out in the Global Compact on Refugees. 

More information in the Concept Notes: ArabicEnglishFrenchSpanish  




Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
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