News Articles

Member States inform Panel on peace and security dimensions of internal displacement

11 March 2021

Peace and security cannot be treated as afterthoughts in the search for durable solutions, concluded a consultation with Member States in New York to inform the work of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. 

 

Press Release: Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis

11 February 2021

Climate change is not a “doomsday proposition” but a living existential threat to humanity, Pacific government officials have warned. The stark warning was made at today’s Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement, co-organized by the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP)’s Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Mobility and the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. 

 

Joint Panel-EU event on durable solutions stresses the need to break silos across nexus and foster common understanding

10 February 2021

Representatives of Member States, the European Commission, UN agencies and NGOs reflected on the international community’s current approach in addressing internal displacement in an event on “Supporting Nationally Owned Durable Solutions Processes” on February 10. Co-hosted by the European Union and the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, the event saw participants reiterating the need for actors to work in a coordinated manner across the humanitarian, development and peace nexus, break silos and foster a common understanding of national contexts.

 

Launch of RSQ Special Issue: Why do we need new research on internal displacement?

21 January 2021

The new Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) Special Issue, guest-edited by two members of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Internal Displacement, is now out with over 20 original peer-reviewed articles from researchers, practitioners and policy-makers.

 

Learning from affected states: Panel meets with the President of Afghanistan and Deputy Ministers of Ukraine

3-4 December 2020

The inputs of displacement-affected states remain as critical as ever as the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement transitions to the next phase of its work towards its recommendations. The Panel sought to engage with various country leaders to hear their first-hand experiences in responding to internal displacement.

 

Voices of IDPs and host communities are heard by the Panel

25 November 2020

The voices of the internally displaced and host communities are at the heart of the work of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement. At its 6th meeting, held on November 25, the Panel received and undertook an initial review of the results of the consultations with IDPs and host communities, and the issues standing out in them.

 

Consultation in Asia concludes with recommendations on disaster displacement for UN High-Level Panel

19 November 2020

A consultation on disaster displacement in Asia concluded today with recommendations for the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, reiterating above all the call for greater attention to prevention and preparedness.

 

Op-ed (Al Jazeera): COVID-19 makes addressing internal displacement even more urgent

26 May 2020

People forced to flee their homes by conflict, violence or disaster are among those most at risk during this pandemic.

 

Press release: UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement concludes its first meeting

27 February 2020

The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement has kicked off its work in its first meeting which concluded on 27 February 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Press release: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres inaugurates work of High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

25 February 2020

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to face up to the devastating and complex issue of internal displacement as he opened the inaugural meeting of a new High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 February 2020.

 

Press release: UN Secretary-General appoints members of High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

3 December 2019

Following his statement of 23 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members.

 

UN Secretary-General's statement announcing the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

23 October 2019

"Today marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. Widely known as the Kampala Convention, this seminal treaty is the first and only continent-wide, legally binding instrument for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons."