The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.
This paper is developed as a reference document. Its objective is to provide a broad overview of UNDP’s offer of support with respect to protracted displacement. The document underlines the importance of investing in development approaches to displacement, providing a number of concrete examples from current and past programmes. This paper complements a series of country notes with programme examples across all regions.
The Humanitarian Private Sector Partnership Platform (HPPP) launch took place on 8 March 2016 in Nairobi. The event was attended by more than 160 delegates from UN agencies, embassies, Government of Kenya represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, civil society, local and multinational businesses, national and international media representatives, and academia.
The main issues addressed by the SR included; advocacy for the accession of Burundi to the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa ("Kampala Convention"); maintenance of global awareness on the needs of IDPs and host families; boosting efforts of the Humanitarian Country Team to effectively implement the Humanitarian Response Plan ( HRP) and advocacy with the Burundian authorities for a final resolution of the situation of the protracted IDP caseload through the implementation of durable solutions.
The Somalia IDP solutions initiative was launched in December 2015 by the RC/HC/DSRSG for Somalia and supported by UNHCR and UNDP in their respective global cluster lead responsibilities with the aim to leverage political willingness, humanitarian and development support to develop a comprehensive durable solutions strategy for IDPs and to advance on this priority.
In his report for the WHS, “one humanity: shared responsibility”, the Secretary-General called upon Member States, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations and other relevant stakeholders to act on five core responsibilities. In particular, he stressed the urgency to take action to empower and transform the lives of those most at risk of “being left behind”, including the 60 million people forcibly displaced by conflicts and violence around our globe. See info graphics at http://sgreport.whsummit.org/
The study explores the humanitarian research landscape to understand the factors that affect the production and uptake of evidence. Our study recommends interventions that would strengthen national and regional research capacity on both the user and producer side.
The annual report provides a review of the progress of the Solutions Alliance from early 2014 to the end of 2015 and highlights opportunities ahead. It also underscores the upcoming transition towards a new governance framework
for the Alliance.
A think piece drawing on collaboration between OCHA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, and the World Bank, supported by the Center on International Cooperation developed to inform inter-agency policy and practice.