High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges
The first meeting of the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges will take place next week in Geneva, from 11 to 12 December 2007. The Dialogue, chaired by High Commissioner António Guterres, will examine the challenges and dilemmas to refugee protection posed by today's migration flows. It seeks to go beyond a focus on control of irregular migration and to examine more broadly the relationships between protection, solutions and migration. The Dialogue is expected to highlight the opportunities for strengthening operational and other partnerships, and promote a protection and human rights perspective when dealing with situations combining both asylum and migration aspects.