Events

Geneva launch of the 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement

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The launch of IDMC’s Global Report on Internal Displacement will be an opportunity to mark the anniversary of the Guiding Principles and reflect on twenty years of policy-making and action on internal displacement.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Mr. Walter Kälin, Ex-Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

After a presentation of the report by Ms. Alexandra Bilak, Director of IDMC, a panel of Member State representatives will discuss progress and ongoing challenges in addressing internal displacement in their countries, and will reflect on the key changes which must be made at national, regional and global levels to better assist internally displaced people and prevent future displacement.

The panel will feature:

  • His Excellency Mr. Negash Kebret Botora, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Her Excellency Dr. Suraya Dalil, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • Her Excellency Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • His Excellency Mr. Mouayed Saleh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

A reception co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of the US and Australia to mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement will follow the launch of the Global Report
Location: Delegates Restaurant, 8th floor, Building A

RSVP by emailing comms@idmc.ch no later than 11 May 2018. Please fill in the Security Badge Issuance Form, if you do not have a UN badge to access the Palais des Nations. You will not be allowed to enter without a UN badge. Click here for the form. For directions to the Kazakh Room (Cinema XIV), click here