Videos

Internal displacement: Maintaining the status quo is not an option

Internal displacement: Maintaining the status quo is not an option


Following the release of its report, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement is calling on Governments, civil society, the international community and the private sector to step up collective action towards systematic changes to advance solutions for more than 55 million people displaced within their own countries.

Read press release
Visit report's microsite

Views of Panel Members

Addressing internal displacement: "Not only a humanitarian issue "

"Not only a humanitarian issue "

Panel Co-chair Donald Kaberuka highlights the need for a development-oriented approach to internal displacement and explains why governments need to make this issue a national priority.
 


Addressing internal displacement: "Critical for a development-oriented approach”

"Critical for a development-oriented approach”

Panel member Paula Gaviria explains why it is important to take on a development-oriented approach to internal displacement with the rights and agency of displaced individuals  at the heart of solutions planning and processes.
 


Addressing internal displacement: “Invest in community-based prevention”

“Invest in community-based prevention”

Panel member Mitiku Kassa Gutile speaks about preventing disaster displacement and the need to break silos across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
 


Addressing internal displacement: “Connect private sector with Govt., humanitarians & civil society”

"Connect the private sector with governments, humanitarians and civil society”

Panel member Per Heggenes highlights opportunities from private sector engagement, from entrepreneurship to employment, in displacement contexts.
 


Addressing internal displacement: “Beyond governments to whole of society”

"Beyond governments to whole of society”

Panel member Nasser Judeh speaks about the impacts of displacement on children and youths, stressing the need for internal displacement to be taken as a national priority.
 


Addressing internal displacement: “Place humanity first”

“Place humanity first”

Panel member Pauline Riak urges a shift in mindset to better prevent, respond to and achieve solutions for the millions of internally displaced people.
 


Addressing internal displacement: “Make Leave No One Behind a reality on the ground”

"Make Leave No One Behind a reality on the ground”

Panel member Sima Samar stresses the need for a human rights based approach in addressing internal displacement and calls for special attention to the needs of displaced women and children.


Event-related Videos

HLP Consultation - Key Messages

Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement: Key messages 

11 February 2021

Co-organized by the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP)’s Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Mobility and the Secretariat of the Panel, this virtual consultation saw the participation of Pacific government officials as they exchanged their country experiences in addressing climate and disaster-induced internal displacement.

View event page
Read joint press release
 


Fijian Prime Minister delivers statement at Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement

Prime Minister of Fiji opens Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement 

11 February 2021

Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji opens the Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement on 11 February 2021. Co-organized by the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP)’s Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Mobility and the Secretariat of the Panel, the consultation saw the participation of Pacific government officials as they exchanged their country experiences in addressing climate and disaster-induced internal displacement.
 


 

UNSG inaugurates his High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

UN Secretary-General inaugurates work of High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

25 February 2020

The UN Secretary-General inaugurated the work of the High-Level Panel on Internal Dispacement on 25 February 2020. The Panel was established to increase attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world and identify concrete recommendations to improve the sustainability of responses to internal displacement. 

Read press release 

 


SDG Studio UN Geneva - ONU Genève - SDG 17 Federica Mogherini

SDG Studio: Panel Co-chair Federica Mogherini 

24 February 2020

Panel Co-chair Federica Mogherini shares her thoughts with the SDG Studio in Geneva, stressing the need to address the root causes of internal displacement collectively. 
 


 

SDG Studio UN Geneva - ONU Genève - SDG 10 Donald Kaberuka

SDG Studio: Panel Co-chair Donald Kaberuka

24 February 2020

Panel Co-chair Donald Kaberuka shares his thoughts on the global internal displacement crisis with the SDG Studio in Geneva and underlines the continuum between humanitarian and development work. 

Recorded Webinars

UN Web TV: Presentation to the UN Secretary-General

29 September 2021

The event marks the formal submission of the report of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement to the UN Secretary-General by the Co-chairs of the Panel, concluding an 18-month process that the Panel undertook following its appointment by the SG last year. 

 


Recording - Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement with UN Secretary-General's HLP

Pacific Regional Consultation on Internal Displacement

11 February 2021

Co-organized by the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP)’s Technical Working Group (TWG) on Human Mobility and the Secretariat of the Panel, this virtual consultation saw the participation of Pacific government officials as they exchanged their country experiences in addressing climate and disaster-induced internal displacement.

View event page
Read joint press release
 


Managing risk and addressing disaster displacement: Challenges, effective practices and solutions in Asia

19 November 2020

Organized under the leadership of the Regional Disaster Displacement Working Group for Asia and the Pacific (DDWG), co-chaired by IOM and UNDRR, this consultation saw participants joining virtually across the globe to hear from and engage with Asian government representatives on their country experiences and lessons learned. 

Read event report (lessons and recommendations)
View event page
Read article


Virtual Panel discussion on preventing internal displacement due to armed conflict/violence and disasters

6 July 2020

The Panel, in collaboration with IFRC and ICRC, organized a discussion on the prevention of internal displacement due to armed conflict/violence and disasters with the aim to identify gaps in the actions of states, civil society and the international community in prevention, and highlight promising and scalable good practices and to make concrete recommendations for the Panel’s consideration.

Read outcome report
 


 

EU Webinar video

Ensuring life-saving assistance and longer-term support to IDPs in the face of COVID-19

4 June 2020

Already living in precarious conditions, the estimated 50 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world now face heightened challenges due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Delegation in Geneva together with the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement convened a webinar on 4 June 2020, bringing together international perspectives and voices from the field, who highlighted the importance of protection, as well as humanitarian-development approaches in support of IDPs and host communities. 

Read EU Delegation's article on the event