New Global Protection Cluster Strategic Advisory Group

Announcement on the creation of the Global Protection Cluster Strategic Advisory Group

GP20 Newsletter August - October 2019

An update on activities carried out in implementation of the Plan of Action for Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

The Use of Data To Promote Age, Gender And Diversity Mainstreaming

The aim of this round table was to bring together experts in protection and in information management from the field, government, international organisations and academicsfor an exploration about what is and is not possible for humanitarian agencies to do in promoting AGDM through data. What do we need to know about affected people and why, Field practices in collecting and using data on affected people, Challenges in collecting and using data for AGDM,the use of big data and secondary data, When should we not collect data and why and How should we analyse and present data on affected people

Communique on Joint Operational Framework between the Global Health Cluster and the Global Protection Cluster

Protection is an intrinsic part of healthcare response which itself is a human right protected in international humanitarian law. Ensuring health care is impartial and based upon need without discrimination, promoting neutrality, working with the community in program design and gaining acceptance assists relevant programming. This is why the Global Protection Cluster and it’s partners responsible for child protection…

GP20 Activities and Initiatives

The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles is a unique opportunity for us to join our efforts worldwide to re-invigorate national-level action to enhance IDP protection, and to work more concertedly with a broad range of stakeholders on prevention and solutions.


The Global Protection Cluster (GPC)’s Task Team on Law and Policy conducted a mapping exercise to capture up-to-date information on countries with IDP laws and policies. Read More


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GPC Overview

Established in 2005 as part of the humanitarian reform, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) is the main inter-agency forum at the global level for standard and policy setting as well as collabo-ration and overall coordination of activities supporting the protection response in complex and natural disaster humanitarian emergencies.

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Areas of Responsibility

In light of their specific expertise, certain agencies have agreed to serve as Focal Point Agencies for certain Areas of Responsibility (AORs) within the GPC: Child Protection (UNICEF), Gender-Based Violence (UNFPA), Housing, Land and Property (NRC), Mine Action (UNMAS).

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GPC Community of Practice

A platform for innovation and information sharing targeted to the needs of the field and protection actors to inform analysis and priority setting at global level.

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Another year has passed during which the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its partners have benefited from the generosity and support of our donors PRM, ECHO and SDC.