Karen Jacobsen participates in Wilton Park conference on IDPs

September 2019

In September 2019, Karen Jacobsen attended a Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705).

Through off-the-record discussion under the Wilton Park protocol, the roundtable exploree prevention, protection and durable solutions for internally displaced persons. Drawing on examples of existing good practice from a range of countries and regions, it aimed to:

  • consider ways in which to enhance national, regional and international policy and legal frameworks, taking account of IDP needs
  • develop and strengthen collaborative approaches towards increased resourcing and buy-in across a range of actors
  • highlight the particular protection needs of the most vulnerable individuals, including women and children
  • explore the potential for increased coherence of international humanitarian and development assistance with regard to affected individuals and regions
  • generate recommendations for future joint working across a range of stakeholders

Natalia Baal, Coordinator of Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) and Feinstein Visiting Fellow, wrote this blog reviewing the outcomes of the meeting.

 

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