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UNHCR-NGO Toolkit for Practical Cooperation on Resettlement: 2. Information Sharing, Planning and Advocacy: Tools and Training Materials

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UNHCR-NGO Toolkit for Practical Cooperation on Resettlement: 2. Information Sharing, Planning and Advocacy: Tools and Training Materials

June 2015

a) UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

The annual Consultations are typically held over a three-day period and are an important forum for NGOs to raise issues, network and exchange views with UNHCR. NGOs from around the globe are invited to attend each year's consultations at which both formal and informal sessions are presented by UNHCR and NGO staff.

Further information on the upcoming NGO Consultations as well as detailed information on previous NGO Consultations can be found at:

b) Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement

The Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) started in 1995. This is a yearly event that provides an important vehicle for strengthened cooperation between governments, NGOs and UNHCR in the area of resettlement. The ATCR allows for open and frank dialogue and strives to produce outcomes by forging coherent and collaborative approaches to enhance global resettlement delivery. The ATCR provides an opportunity and process to address a wide range of policy and procedural matters, including advocacy, capacity building and operational support, and serves to influence and focus joint strategies on resettlement consistent with UNHCR's global strategic priorities. An important outcome is the tripartite relationship itself, which promotes transparency and stimulates the development of new and innovative ways to solve problems and to combine resources to improve resettlement outcomes for refugees.

Further information about the ATCR can be found at: ATCR

c) Solutions Alliance

Growing out of earlier initiatives between UNHCR and development partners within the UN family (particularly TSI), the Solutions Alliance is a broader solutions partnership among UN agencies, donors, NGOs and private sector partners. The Copenhagen Roundtable held on April 2-3, 2014 brought together humanitarian actors, development organizations, affected states, donor nations, academics and other actors committed to addressing displacement that has occurred as a result of armed conflict. The Roundtable established two National Groups on Zambia and Somalia and three Thematic Groups on Research, Data and Performance Management, Engaging the Private Sector and Common Messaging.

Further information on the Solutions Alliance can be found at:

d) UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs (PGRN) - External Version

The PGRN is produced annually with input from UNHCR colleagues in the field. It provides an overview of UNHCR resettlement achievements in the previous year, as well as projected needs, operational challenges and strategic directions for the coming year.

The PGRN for 2011-2015, can be found here

See also, UNHCR Refugee Resettlement Trends 2015

e) Refworld (

Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. It contains a vast collection of reports and information relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.

f) UNHCR's external resettlement website

For information on UNHCR's resettlement activities and resettlement resources.

A repository for exchanging ideas on resettlement partnerships, June 2015.

Operational Activities

Participatory Assessments Identification and Referral of Refugees in Need of Resettlement

Information Sharing, Planning and Advocacy