Rapporteur’s Report UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOs Friday 28 September 2007. James Thomson, Rapporteur.
Every year, UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs grows, in terms of numbers, complexity and maturity. It is no longer just a `Pre-ExCom', but an essential meeting point for community-based refugee organisations, human rights groups and humanitarian agencies. This year, around 270 NGOs from around the world attended, including an increasing number of refugees who provided invaluable insights in all the meetings. This year's consultations were organised around three themes: 1) Partnership and Accountability 2) Next Steps in Durable Solutions 3) Special Situation Focuses This report attempts to bring together the vast array of issues raised in the plenary, working sessions and side meetings that were organised around these themes.