On 12-13 December 2012 in Geneva, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will hold a Dialogue on Protection Challenges that focuses on "Faith and Protection." The aim is to "highlight the important role that local religious communities play in protecting asylum-seekers, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR and the core values shared with the broader humanitarian community" and "explore how humanitarian actors can better engage with religious communities to improve the protection of forcibly displaced and stateless people."
For more information on topics that will be addressed, check the schedule, and read the background document and the concept note. In addition, the web page for the meeting provides access to a series of documents that shed light on the perspective of various religious traditions towards refugee assistance and protection.
Recent publications by or about UNHCR on its work and activities:
Forced Displacement in 2012: Current Dilemmas for UNHCR (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]
Global Appeal 2013 Update (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [access]
Organisational Effectiveness Assessment: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network, Dec. 2011) [vol. 1] [vol. 2]
Report of the Sixty-third Session of the Executive
Committee of the High Commissioner’s
Programme, UN Doc. No. A/AC/96/1119 (UN General Assembly, Oct. 2012) [text]
Report of the United Nations
High Commissioner for
Refugees: Covering the Period 1 January 2011-30 June
2012, UN Doc. No. A/67/12 (UN General Assembly, 2012) [text]
- See also related HC speech and ICRC statement.
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