United Nations (UN)
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.
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.
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.
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?