23 May 2022


CICG, Geneva

Launch of 2022 GRID

Launch of IDMC’s 2022 Global Report on Internal Displacement
23 May 2022 | 
CICG, Geneva
Register here


We are pleased to invite you to the launch of our flagship report, the 2022 Global Report on Internal Displacement, which will take place on Monday 23 May at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG).

IDMC's Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) is the world’s leading source of data and analysis on the risk, scale and impacts of internal displacement. This year’s report includes a special focus on children and youth living in internal displacement. 

GRID 2022 will be launched during a day-long event on 23 May organised around two key sessions: a technical in-person event and a hybrid high-level segment. Please register here to join us.


Launch of GRID 2022: Technical segment
09:00 - 13:00 CET

Keynote address by H.E. Ms. Leslie E. Norton, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in Geneva

Session one: The impacts of displacement on children and youth, moderated by Ms. Verena Knaus (UN Children’s Fund) - with Ms. Christelle Cazabat (IDMC), Mr. Alexis Reynaud (IMPACT/REACH), and Mr. Enzo Tabet Cruz (Plan International)

Session two: Preparing the world of tomorrow: improved data and use of evidence, moderated by Ms. Bina Desai (IDMC) - with Ms. Amelie Gagnon (IIEP-UNESCO), Ms. Shannon Hayes (International Organization for Migration), Mr. William Low (Save the Children), and Ms. Corina Demottaz (JIPS)

Closing remarks by Mr. Björn Gillsäter (Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement)

Lunch will be provided. 

Launch of GRID 2022: High-level segment
14:00 - 16:30 CET

Welcome and opening remarks by Ms. Alexandra Bilak, IDMC Director

Keynote address by Ms. Catherine Russell, Executive Director of the UN Children's Fund (video message)

Presentation of report by Mr. Vicente Anzellini, IDMC

Panel discussion - moderated by Ms. Alexandra Bilak

• Ms. Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children International
• Mr. Ehab Badwi, Founder and CEO, Syrian Youth Assembly
• Ms. Nina Papadopoulos, Vice President Education, International Social Impact, Sesame Workshop
• Ms. Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
• Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

Closing remarks by Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (video message) 

Simultaneous interpretation in French, Spanish and Arabic will be provided.
A cocktail reception will follow.