High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges
Humanitarian, development, private sector, political and peace actors have accelerated efforts to improve development cooperation in displacement and stateless contexts. As global displacement is hitting unprecedented levels, there is a need for more innovative approaches to identifying sustainable solutions for people forced to flee.
The event allowed participants to discuss how to enhance development cooperation in displacement settings and launch concrete, tangible, multi-stakeholder initiatives to address specific identified challenges.
The Dialogue focused on development cooperation across the cycle of displacement with protection as a central and cross-cutting theme. The sessions were structured around the following:
Enhancing development cooperation to anticipate, respond to, and foster longer-term approaches to emergencies
The role of development cooperation in facilitating inclusion in national systems
Unlocking solutions through enhanced development cooperation
Watch the High Commissioner’s Dialogue plenary sessions
Opening plenary session
- Statement by Victor Odero, Regional Advocacy Director, East Africa, International Rescue Committee on behalf of the NGO community - Long version
- High-Level Roundtable on Return and Reintegration of Burundi Refugees
- Regional Roundtable on Protection Challenges - West and Central Africa
- Regional Roundtable on the Afghanistan Situation
- Roundtable on Advancing Inclusion in MENA through Development Cooperation
- Roundtable on Refugee Inclusion in Moldova - Operationalizing the Temporary Protection Regime and Strengthening Prospects for Socio-economic Inclusion and Inclusive Economic Growth
- Southern Africa Preparatory Regional Roundtable, A People-Centered Approach to Preparedness and Responses in Climate Emergencies
- MIRPS Support Platform and the Honduras National Coordination Roundtable
Closing plenary session
- Joint Statement by Global Refugee Forum 2019 Co-Hosts and Co-Convenors | French version
- Joint Statement by Global Refugee Forum 2023 Co-Hosts and Co-Convenors | French version
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Better Lives Now
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Localization and Development - Effective Approaches to Promote Evidence-Based Policies and Refugee Inclusion
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Making Forcibly Displaced and Stateless Persons Visible in National Statistics
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Shaping the Future Living as Neighbors
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Shifting Power to Children and Youth in Displacement Situations
- Development Cooperation Initiative, Statelessness and Development - Tool for Programming and Advocacy
- Development Cooperation Initiative, UN Common Pledge 2.0
- Development Cooperation Initiative, UNDP-UNHCR Lessons Learned and Working Towards More Joined-up Development Approaches to Forced Displacement
Speaker’s Corner is an opportunity for presenters to discuss new research and initiatives related to development cooperation in forced displacement and statelessness contexts.
Abdinasir Hassan Abdilahi
Tilman Brück, representing the World Bank gender dimensions of forced displacement research program
Preparatory regional roundtables
To help ensure that the Dialogue benefits from regional good practices in relation to development cooperation, UNHCR convened a series of roundtables in October and November 2022, exploring the themes for this year’s event in the context of the unique displacement and stateless situations in each region. These roundtables stimulated reflection on learnings, challenges, and opportunities which served as a foundation for the discussion and envisaged takeaways at the Dialogue itself in December.