The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement was established by the UN Secretary-General to identify concrete recommendations on how to better prevent, respond and achieve solutions to the global internal displacement crisis. The Panel was comprised of eight members, co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Donald Kaberuka, Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Panel has officially submitted its report to the UN Secretary-General on 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.
UN Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement
The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement kicked off its work in its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Panel met with Member States, under the "Group of Friends" mechanism, UN agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in a series of meetings.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panel has partnered with 32 UN Agencies and NGOs on the ground to carry out the consultations on its behalf.
The Panel and the EU Delegation in Geneva convened a webinar on ensuring life-saving assistance and longer-term support to IDPs in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Panel, IFRC and ICRC jointly organized a discussion on the prevention of internal displacement due to armed conflict, violence and disasters.
The Panel met with representatives from the IsDB, AfDB, ADB, IADB, EBRD, EIB, and the World Bank to discuss how development financing institutions can support solutions to internal displacement.
The Panel heard from Asian governments their experiences in managing risk and addressing disaster displacement.
The new Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) Special Issue, guest-edited by two members of the Secretariat of the Panel, is out with new articles.
The EU and the Secretariat of the Panel co-hosted an online event on "Supporting Nationally Owned Durable Solutions Processes".
The Panel heard the call from Pacific governments for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis.
With the support of UN-Habitat, JIPS and IIED, the Panel held urban displacement consultations with mayors, regional and local authorities in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Iraq, Ukraine, Somalia and Honduras.
To test its findings, the Panel held a number of roundtables with stakeholders and experts on topics ranging from data and financing to coordination for solutions to internal displacement.
The Panel held a consultation with Member States and experts to discuss how peace and security can be incorporated systematically into action on solutions.
Member States sounded the alarm on disaster displacement in a virtual joint consultation with PDD on coordination for solutions and financing.
With the support of ICRC, the Panel consulted with former IDPs in Rumbek, South Sudan, who recounted their experience of displacement, stories of resilience and longing for peace.
A group of States, NGOs and UN agencies shared their reflections on the Panel's emerging recommendations from an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) lens in a roundtable co-hosted by the Danish Mission in Geneva, the Danish Refugee Council, Plan International, Save the Children, and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
This document outlines the key messages of the Panel’s report titled “Shining a Light on Internal Displacement: A Vision for the Future.”
In May 2019, 57 Member States wrote to the UN Secretary-General calling for the establishment of a High-Level Panel on internal displacement.
This concept paper, prepared by the Secretariat, provides an overview of key challenges and potential opportunities under each of the five priority areas of the Panel’s ToR.
The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General with a clear Terms of Reference (ToR).