03 August 2018

Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement


CFP: Getting to 2030: Forced Displacement and Sustainable Development, Geneva, 18 October 2018 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 31 August 2018.


Can Human Development Turn the Tide on Internal Displacement? (HDialogue Blog, June 2018) [text]

The Elephant in the Room: As Governments Gathered in New York to Discuss Progress Towards Sustainable Development, Many Omitted Internal Displacement (IDMC Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Framing Policy-Relevant Research on IDPs: The GP20 Process," Keynote presentation at Special IDP Workshop on Revitalising IDP Research, London, 20 July 2018 [access]
- Scroll down for podcast.

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven’t Heard about (Africa in Transition Blog, Aug. 2018) [text]

New HELP Course on Internal Displacement Available on the HELP Online Platform (Council of Europe, July 2018) [info]

Operational Review of UNHCR’s Engagement in Situations of Internal Displacement: Final Report (UNHCR, Sept. 2017) [text]
- See also related discussion paper prepared for a side event at the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs.

Panel Discussion on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Commemoration of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, Geneva, 26 June 2018 [text]
- Follow link for report; video is available via UN Web TV. See also the AHC's statement.

Shared Responsibilities and the Problem of Internal Displacement, Paper presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 2018 [text]
- Note: The author's book, Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality, will be published in November.

UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 27-29 June 2018 [info]
- Three thematic sessions were held on internal displacement: 1) Addressing protracted internal displacement and driving solutions, 2) Promoting national responsibility for prevention, responses and solutions to internal displacement: the value of laws and policies, and 3) Strengthening the evidence base on internal displacement (links lead to discussion papers). See also related JIPS news story.

Update on UNHCR’s Engagement with Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. EC/69/SC/CRP.9, 72nd Standing Committee of EXCOM, Geneva, 20-21 June 2018 [text]
- See also related remarks. Note: UNHCR is in the process of updating its IDP policy and plans to issue it by the end of 2018. See more info in this discussion paper.

Related posts:
- News: New Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement (16 May 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (3 May 2018)

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