12 June 2017

Thematic Focus: General


The Case against Refugee Camps (RI Blog, June 2017) [text]

Global Report 2016 (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "[P]resents a global overview of the work carried out by UNHCR in 2016 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of forcibly displaced people: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless people and others of concern. It highlights the year’s achievements, as well as challenges faced by the organization and its partners, in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs."

Human-made Crises as Drivers of Migration, Panel 2 at Second Informal Thematic Session for the Global Compact on Migration, New York, 22-23 May 2017 [info]
- Video of this panel is available here.

Monitoring Food Security in Countries with Conflict Situations (WFP & FAO, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees: The Trojan Horse of Terrorism? (openDemocracy, June 2017) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/35/27 (UN Human Rights Council, April 2017) [text via Refworld]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants on a 2035 Agenda for Facilitating Human Mobility, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/35/25 (UN Human Rights Council, April 2017) [text via Refworld]
- See also related Refugees Deeply article.

Responsibility Sharing for Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in Need of Protection (Center for Migration Studies, June 2017) [text]

Global Compact/Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF):


2017 UNHCR-NGO Annual Consultations on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Geneva, 14-16 June 2017 [info]
- Discussion papers for the various sessions have now been uploaded; sessions will be livestreamed.

Leadership on the Global Refugee Crisis: A Progress Report, Breakout session at InterAction Forum 2017, Washington, DC, 20-22 June 2017 [info]
- "A panel of experts will analyze and assess how governments and others are fulfilling the commitments made in 2016. Panelists will also identify opportunities and challenges in the negotiation of a new global compact. The panel will include representatives from: USG/NGO, UNHCR, and private sector."


Bringing the New York Declaration to Life: Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: Moving from New York Declaration Commitments to Action (International Rescue Committee, May 2017) [text via ICVA]

Global Compact on Refugees (GCR): ICVA Update (ICVA, April 2017) [text]

Quick Guide: New York Declaration (UNHCR, updated June 2017) [text]

Web pages:

Towards a Global Compact on Refugees (UNHCR) [access]
- Discusses how the Global Compact came about and how it will be implemented.

Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (UNHCR) [access]
- New web page under the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," with links to several resources and country case studies.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (5 June 2017)

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