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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: 

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.

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, November 18, 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: 

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2020- 4 November

Virtual session on protection considerations 

When: 4 November 2020,  (15:00 – 17:00 CET / 9:00 – 11:00 EST )

To register: attendance at this event is by invitation only

 

 

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 4, 2020 - 15:00 to 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://www.unhcr.org/uk//protection-challenges-and-responses-to-covid-19-for-and-by-displaced-and.html
Language: 

Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 - Virtual Launch

 

When:  1 December 2020 09:00 to 10:30 AM Geneva time 

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will host a virtual global launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, with virtual accompanying launches in a number of capitals. The Global Humanitarian Overview is the world’s most comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs, requirements and humanitarian trends and is published by OCHA. This event will take place as part of a global strategy to engage decision-makers and humanitarian partners in highlighting the key themes covered in the Global Humanitarian Overview 2021. It will serve to amplify the voices of affected people and encourage partners to contribute generously to humanitarian operations.

Where: Virtual launch

More information:  Details about the multiple sequential events will follow shortly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 09:00 to 10:30
Organiser or Host: 
OCHA
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response

When: Thursday, 22 October 2020

 

United States of America, The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, The Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

 

More information

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:00 to 12:00
Organiser or Host: 
Governments of USA, European Commission, UK and UNHCR
Venue: 
Online
Link: 
https://rohingyaconference.org/
Language: 

2020 Afghanistan Conference

 

When: 23-24 November 2020

 

The Government of Afghanistan, Finland and the United Nations are co-hosting the 2020 Afghanistan Conference on 23–24 November in Geneva.

The quadrennial pledging conference presents an important opportunity for the Afghan Government and the international community to commit to common objectives for promoting sustainable development, prosperity and peace in Afghanistan.

The aim of the conference is to commit the Afghan government and the international community to shared development objectives for 2021-24, to coordinate development cooperation, and to ensure financial support for the Afghan administration. In addition to the pledges of financial support, a joint political declaration and a new aid architecture are the anticipated outcomes of the conference.

The ministerial level pledging conference is expected to bring together over 70 countries as well as international organisations and agencies. It was last held in 2016 in Brussels and in Tokyo in 2012.

The two-day 2020 Afghanistan Conference begins on Monday 23 November with side events and continues on Tuesday 24 November with the main event: the pledging conference.

More information: Information about accreditation, programme and side events to the ministerial level conference will be shared on the Conference websites:

 

 
 

 

Event Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 09:00 to Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 17:00
Organiser or Host: 
Government of Afghanistan, Finland and the UN
Venue: 
Hybrid
Link: 
https://um.fi/afghanistan-conference-2020
Language: 

High-Level Consultation in the lead-up to the 2020 Afghanistan Conference – Return and Reintegration: Building a Future for all Afghans

 

When: 20 November

Where: online

To register: more information to follow

 

Since the launch of the Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR Support Platform) at the Global Refugee Forum last December, a series of consultations have addressed greater responsibility-sharing to enable sustainable return and reintegration of the nearly 2.4 million Afghan refugees generously hosted in the neighbouring Islamic Republics of Iran and Pakistan. These include the Inaugural Meeting of the Core Group of the SSAR Support Platform (7 October),  the 7th Meeting of the SSAR Quadripartite Steering Committee (1 October), and the High-Level Meeting on the SSAR Support Platform (6 July).

 

Building upon these, the High Commissioner will convene a virtual High-Level Consultation on “Return and Reintegration: Building a Future for All Afghans,” on 20 November, at 10:00 a.m. (Geneva).  Panelists will include a broad range of partners, and consideration will be given to the linkage between inclusive planning for return and reintegration and the peace-building, market-building and State-building objectives of the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework II (ANPDF II) for 2012-2025. The deliberations will help to inform discussions at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference, which is being co-hosted by the Governments of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Finland and the United Nations from 23-24 November. 

 

 

 

Event Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00
Organiser or Host: 
UNHCR
Venue: 
Online
Language: