High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, 2015

Understanding and addressing root causes of displacement

A debate discussed the strong interlinkage of prevention and protection. Two side events took place, one on the importance of oral histories and gathering refugees' narratives, the other on the impact of criminal violence on displacement in Central America.

The Dialogue brought together delegations from 90 countries, 68 NGOs, and 28 IGOs as well as academics and experts. In total, some 570 people participated, making it the largest Dialogue to date.

The outcomes of the Dialogue are summarized in High Commissioner Refugees António Guterres' closing remarks as well as the reports of the thematic sessions, delivered in the final plenary session. The outcomes will be accessible on this page.

List of participants

Refugee ProtectionHigh Commissioner's Dialogue

HC Dialogue 2015: Opening Plenary Session

HC Dialogue 2015: Debate on Protection and Prevention

HC Dialogue 2015: Closing remarks