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2023 UNHCR Regional Consultations with NGOs

We hold Global Consultations with NGOs every two years (since 2021), alternating with Regional Consultations in the seven regions.

In 2023, the main theme for the Regional Consultations is Solutions with a focus on Inclusion and Gender Equality. For more information, please consult the concept note.

The outcomes and recommendations of the Regional consultations will be presented at the seventy-fourth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme (ExCom) from 9 to 13 October 2023. They will also feed into the 2024 Global Consultations, focusing on the same theme.

For further information about the Consultations in each region, please visit this page regularly.

Regional Consultations dates

  • Americas: 5 – 6 June 2023 (online)
  • East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes: 13 – 15 June 2023 (online)
  • Asia and the Pacific: 14 - 15 June 2023 (side events - online), Mid-September 2023 (Regional Consultations, hybrid, exact dates TBC)
  • MENA: 21 June 2023 (Regional Consultations, format TBC) ; 22 June 2023 (Training on Protection, format TBC)
  • Southern Africa: 5 – 6 July 2023 (online)
  • Western and Central Africa: 12 – 13 September 2023 (hybrid)
  • Europe: 19 – 20 September 2023 (in person)

UNHCR also organizes Online Consultations with NGOs on a wide variety of topics.

Previous Regional Consultations with NGOs