On Friday 10 May, we launched the 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) at the United Nations in Geneva. The 2019 Global Report takes urban displacement as its focus, exploring the humanitarian and development challenges - but also opportunities - presented by displacement to, within and from towns and cities. The opening remarks were delivered by IDMC Director Alexandra Bilak to a full room of 150 people. This was followed by a discussion on the impacts, challenges and potential solutions for internal displacement, particularly in urban settings, with representatives from municipal authorities in Japan, UN Habitat and a civil society group operating in the sphere of climate change.
Moderator and opening remarks:
Ms. Alexandra Bilak, Director of IDMC
Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN‐Habitat
Mr. Kiyoshi Murakami, Special Representative of Mayor & Senior Executive Advisor, City of Rikuzentakata, Japan
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD), Dhaka, Bangladesh
You can watch the recording of the launch here:
Find a selection of photos from the launch here.