11 October 2012

EXCOM 2012 after the fact

The 63rd session of UNHCR's Executive Committee ended on 5 October 2012, with High Commissioner António Guterres calling for more "international solidarity and support as UNHCR responds to a proliferation of new emergencies" at the same time that it is providing assistance to millions in protracted refugee situations.

Here are a few of the statements made during the week:
- High Commissioner's opening statement (and related news release)
- Assistant High Commissioner's (protection) statement (and related news release)
- Statement by Head of Policy Development and Evaluation Service (note esp. the para. which states, "[T]his will be the last opportunity that I will have to address the Executive Committee..."!)
- NGO statement on the general debate
- NGO statement on international protection
- Cessation Clause Working Group statement
- U.S. delegation statement
- HC's closing remarks (edited)

Side events:
- Taking forward UNHCR's Urban Refugee Policy
- Briefing by the High Commissioner on the Syrian Refugee Situation
- Launch of the Nansen Initiative by Norway and Switzerland
- Launch of UNHCR's new Guidelines on Detention
- Access to justice for victims of sexual and gender-based crimes
- Seeds of Hope; exhibit on tertiary education (DAFI Scholarships)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

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