United Nations (UN)

Launch of the GP20 Compilation of Experiences and Lessons Learned on Preventing, Addressing and Resolving Internal Displacement.

 

When: Monday 23 November at 15:00-17:00 CET

Online meeting link will be shared shortly

 

The GP20 Compilation is the final report of the GP20 initiative and gathers the best wisdom on internal displacement shared and generated over the three-year lifespan of GP20. Over 20 country examples of policy and operational practice with lessons learned and recommendations are included in the report, which will be launched at this event.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, will moderate the event. Three speakers will also share lessons from their first-hand experience with examples of good practice in the report.

 

More information

See the event concept note

GP20 Special Feature  included in the latest issue of Forced Migration Review published yesterday. This is a collection of 8 articles with reflections and good practices on internal displacement from various partners and stakeholders who engaged in GP20 activities.  

 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
GP20 Co-Chairs, UNHCR and OCHA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

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.

 

Background

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
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR
Venue: 
online
Link: 
https://www.unhcr.org/uk/high-commissioners-dialogue-on-protection-challenges-2020.html
Language: 

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2020- 2 December

COVID-19 and Climate Change - What can we learn?

When: 2 December 2020, (15:00 – 16:30 CET / 9:00 – 10:30 EST )

 

The focus will be on the first-hand experience of people affected by climate change as well as on the related displacement and protection concerns. In 2019, nearly 2,000 disasters, mostly related to weather hazards, triggered some 25 million new displacements within 140 countries and territories. Despite their unique vulnerability, refugees, IDPs and host communities have historically been severely underserviced by climate action support. The COVID-19 crisis highlights the imperative to listen to science, learn from affected communities and act with urgency to anticipate, mitigate and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. 

After opening remarks by the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, representatives from affected communities will share their experiences and recommendations for dealing with the climate emergency, while researchers and practitioners from the climate community will provide an outlook of policy developments that are necessary to accelerate climate action. A Q&A will allow participants to ask questions to speakers and UNHCR representatives.  VID-19 and Climate Change - What can we learn?

 

Background

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 2, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://www.unhcr.org/uk/high-commissioners-dialogue-on-protection-challenges-2020.html
Language: