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:
- Protecting IDPs in emergencies, notably in out-of-camp and urban settings
- Promoting durable solutions: restoring peace and rights for IDPs
- Enacting legal instruments and policies to protect IDPs: experiences and lessons
- Strengthening partnerships and capacity: how can we all do better?
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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