High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2020- 9 December 2020

Virtual final session on Preparing for protection and solutions in the future

When: 9 December 2020, (14:00 - 16:00 CET / 08:00 - 10:00 EST)


Chaired by the High Commissioner, the closing session of this year’s Dialogue will consider how the international community can better ensure protection and solutions in future global emergencies.

It will build upon the Global Compact on Refugees and best practices that have since emerged, as well as the lessons learned, recommendations, and refugee voices from the four previous virtual sessions and the earlier NGO annual consultations.



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, December 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00
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