On 3 October 2019, the UN Refugee Agency organized the Cities of Solidarity Forum in Kharkiv for more than 100 participants from 36 cities and towns of Ukraine. The Forum focused on durable housing solutions for IDPs wishing to integrate in their new places of residence. The Forum facilitated exchange of experience among IDPs and local authorities on implementation of municipal-level housing programs. Participants generated recommendations for national-level policies on durable housing solutions for IDPs based on the experiences gained at local level.
The awarding was held in the frame of the 5th anniversary of the 10-year-long #IBelong campaign launched by UNHCR in November 2014 to address statelessness, a problem that often affects the most vulnerable and stigmatized people.