15 October 2013

HC Dialogue on Protection Challenges

This year's High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges will focus on "Protecting the Internally Displaced: Persisting Challenges and Fresh Thinking."  It will be held in Geneva from 11-12 December 2013.

The concept note lists the following as the objectives of the Dialogue:
  • "Generate a comprehensive overview of persisting IDP-related challenges and potential responses;
  • Spur initiatives to end displacement in a rights-respecting manner, in the framework of sustainable development;
  • Identify opportunities and means for empowering and reinforcing the resilience of local communities and structures;
  • Engage a broader variety of stakeholders and build new partnerships" (p. 1).

*The background paper "identifies some of the key challenges to protecting IDPs and lessons learned, and sets out questions to guide discussion in the four breakout sessions."

*The four breakout sessions will focus on the following topics:

New resources will likely become available in the days leading up to the Dialogue. See, for example, this jointly produced IPU/UNHCR Handbook for Parliamentarians on "Internal Displacement: Responsibility and Action," which was recently launched at the Inter-Parliamentary Union's 129th Assembly.

There have been five previous HC Dialogues.  For more information on their themes and outcomes, visit this page on the UNHCR web site.


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