As inspiration for the international community, countries and stakeholders are showcasing good practices at the Global Refugee Forum.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
17-18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland
From a wide range of decision-makers and stakeholders to refugees themselves, from all over the world and all over society, will come together to mobilize action for a better refugee response.
By bringing their expertise together, the two organisations aim to bring forward solid peace and conflict analysis with the view to better inform policies and strategic interventions on addressing root causes and supporting initiatives focused on solutions.
European States must step up their efforts to protect child refugees and migrants who arrive in Europe, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has urged.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, warned today that recent advances in the battle to end statelessness – a leading cause of human rights deprivation for millions of people worldwide – were being imperiled by a rise in damaging forms of nationalism.
A lawyer whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.
Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psycho-social support.