Letter of 57 Member States to the UN Secretary-General

In May 2019, 57 Member States, representing every geographical group and including States directly affected by internal displacement, wrote to the UN Secretary-General calling for the establishment of a High-Level Panel on internal displacement. 

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High-Level Panel Terms of Reference

The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General with a clear Terms of Reference (ToR). 

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Concept Paper

This concept paper, prepared by the Secretariat, provides an overview of some of the key challenges and potential opportunities under each of the five priority areas of the Panel’s Terms of Reference.

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Thematic Workstream Paper

In order to operationalize the Terms of Reference, the Panel has developed six dedicated “thematic workstreams.” 

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Event Reports

Summary: Supporting Nationally Owned Durable Solutions Processes

This document summarizes the key points from the event on "Supporting Nationally Owned Durable Solutions Processes," co-organized by the European Union (EU) and the Secretariat of the Panel on 10 February 2021.

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Summary: Data Roundtable

This summary captures the key points from the roundtable discussion on "The Role of Data and Evidence in Supporting State Commitment and Capacity to Address Internal Displacement," organized by the Secretariat of the Panel on 5 February 2021.

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Summary: Regional consultation on disaster displacement in Asia 

This brief reflects the interventions and recommendations from the 19 November 2020 virtual regional exchange on "Managing Risk and Addressing Disaster Displacement: Challenges, Effective Practices and Solutions in Asia", organized jointly by the Asia-Pacific Disaster Displacement Working Group, the Asia-Pacific Issue-Based Coalition on Building Resilience, the GP20 Initiative, the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and the Secretariat of the Panel.

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Outcome Report: Preventing Internal Displacement Due to Armed Conflict/Violence and Disasters

This Outcome Report summarizes the discussions and recommendations from the event on "Preventing Internal  Displacement due to Armed Conflict/Violence and Disasters," held on 6 July 2020 and co-organized by the ICRC, IFRC and the Secretariat of the Panel.

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Program of Work

This paper outlines how the Panel will be approaching its consultative work from December 2020 to September 2021.

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