IDP policy – JIPS – Joint IDP Profiling Service
Data Implications from Wilton Park Discussions on Internal Displacement
In the beautiful setting of Wiston House with its remarkable history resounding in every room, I was pleased to be able to attend a recent Wilton Park conference on “Internally Displaced Persons: towards more effective international protection and durable solutions (WP1705)”. Gathering (some of) “the great and the good” of...
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Behind the Scenes: Honduras’ Inter-Institutional Commission on IDPs & Where the Profiling Exercise Comes in (Apr 2019)
In Honduras, the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of Populations Displaced by Violence (CIPPDV, in Spanish; referred to as the “Commission” in this article) is leading efforts to generate a nationally representative evidence base that can inform the country’s laws, policies and operational responses to internal displacement due to violence....
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Using Shared Evidence for Complementary Action at National & Municipal Levels: Experiences from San Pedro Sula, Honduras
During our latest mission to support profiling partners in Honduras to jointly analyse the preliminary findings, we had the opportunity to speak with Manuel Moncada, technical assistant on internal displacement at the San Pedro Sula municipality. We asked him about how the municipality is working to respond to internal displacement and...
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‘It’s very important to be able to speak to all stakeholders’ - Andrés Lizcano, JIPS' newest team member
Andrés Lizcano is a Colombian profiling advisor and our newest team member. His diverse professional background includes experiences with just about all types of partners JIPS usually collaborates with during profiling exercises. As part of a new series aimed at introducing JIPS' team members, we sat down with him to...
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The Global Picture of Internal Displacement: Highlights & Reflections on IDMC’s Annual Report
With a high-level event in Geneva, IDMC launched its Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) 2018, which includes global figures on internal displacement as of the end of 2017 and specific challenges encountered when producing and analysing them. Findings show that 30.6 million people were newly displaced in 2017, 61% of...
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Comprehensive Evidence-Base Now Available on Displacement Caused by Violence in El Salvador
For the first time in the country, official information is available on the dimensions, characteristics and impacts of internal displacement due to violence in El Salvador. The profiling exercise, led by the Government of El Salvador, sought to provide an agreed-upon and comprehensive evidence-base on the characteristics and impacts of...
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JIPS’ Partner Event 2018: New Strategy & Key Achievements 2017
Together with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and other International Organisations in Geneva, as well as the Expert Group on Refugee and IDP Statistics (EGRIS), we organised an event to tackle the topic of “Improving statistics on forced displacement” from two different perspectives. In this article we focus...
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JIPS' 2nd Mission to Honduras: Developing a Context-Specific, Protection-Sensitive Methodology
JIPS’ support is still strong in Honduras, with a second mission in November to assist the Inter-institutional Commission for the Protection of IDP’s (CIPPDV) for the further development of the 2017-2018 profiling exercise. The mission aimed to work with the Technical Working Group that leads the profiling exercise in-country, as...
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Evidence Towards a Legal Framework on IDPs: Initiating a 2nd Profiling Exercise
JIPS’ support to the Honduran Government to reach solutions for IDPs continues in 2017. Under the lead of the Interinstitutional Commission for the Protection of Persons Displaced by Violence – CIPPDV (acronym in Spanish), in collaboration with UNHCR, JIPS carried out a two-week mission to Honduras. The mission aimed to...
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From JIPS' Partner Event 2017 (2/4): From Little Data to Developing a Public Policy on IDPs in Honduras
In the case of Honduras, the profiling exercise proved to be a crucial step in the public policy formation process in response to internal displacement. Alongside presentations on the cases from Iraq and Somalia, Sandra Ponce, Counsellor at the Honduran Mission to the UN in Geneva, spoke at the recent...
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2017-2019 Priorities of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs
The newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, gathered stakeholders together for a meeting in Geneva to discuss priorities for her next three years with the mandate. Joined by her predecessors, Dr Chaloka Beyani and Professor Walter Kälin, advice from past mandate...
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Addressing Mixed Migration: UNHCR's 2016 Update of its 10 Point Plan in Action
UNHCR published an update of their 10-point Plan in Action on refugee protection and mixed migration. The document demonstrates how different actors have made use of the previous Plan of Action that was first launched ten years ago. Compiling more than 120 practical examples and tools, it offers a framework...
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    01 Oct 19 - 02 Oct 19

    The Road to 2030: Finding Solutions to Internal Displacement

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    07 Oct 19 - 08 Oct 19

    IGAD Regional Consultative Process 2019 & GP20 regional exchange

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