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Internal displacement is not a footnote

Three reasons why internal displacement should be more firmly embedded in the global compact on refugees.

16 February 2018 | Blog Post

Urban myths? Debunking claims about displacement in cities

Urban experts, planners, humanitarians and development organisations gather in Kuala Lumpur this week for the 9th World Urban Forum. Under the slogan of Cities for All, they discuss how growing mega-cities and rapidly transforming towns present opportunities and risks in equal measure.

08 February 2018 | Blog Post

While the migration agenda moves forward, IDPs keep getting side-tracked

Experts at the first International Forum on Migration Statistics this month talked extensively about the need for more data on human mobility to support the 2030 Agenda. Yet despite the clear nexus between internal displacement and the Sustainable Development Goals, little if any attention was given to the issue. IDMC’s researcher Christelle Cazabat shares her views and explains why this was a major oversight

30 January 2018 | Blog Post

2018: Turning the tide on internal displacement

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and of IDMC itself. At IDMC we start the new year with renewed energy and determination. We commit to elevating the issue of internal displacement within the debates on displacement and migration that have dominated the post-2015 global policy agenda and that have, to date, excluded the tens of millions of people who live in displacement within the borders of their own countries and receive little political attention or support.

08 January 2018 | Blog Post

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