27 September 2007

2007 UNHCR/NGO Consultations

The annual consultations between UNHCR and NGOs began yesterday and will continue through the 28th. Discussions will focus on a variety of themes, including: partnership and accountability, durable solutions, protection in mixed migration flows, creating safe schools, delivering humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies, and refugee resettlement. The agenda provides more details.

One aim of the consultations is to consider promoting an EXCOM Conclusion on refugee self-reliance. Background documents relating to this session can be retrieved here.

Several side meetings are also taking place; these are described in a separate agenda.

A profile of the NGOs participating in this year's consultations is available for review.

A final report of the meeting will eventually be issued. Reports from previous years' meetings can be accessed via UNHCR's NGO web page.

For more information and a complete overview of events occurring during these three-day consultations, please visit http://www.unhcr.org/ngo-consultations/.

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