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14 Feb 2017
This overview will also provide examples of best practice and useful ideas for other Protection Clusters, which will be shared by the GPC.
07 Feb 2017
In a webinar organized by InterAction, Simon Russell, the newly appointed Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Coordinator gave his perspective on the volume and complexity of protection challenges around the world today.
22 Dec 2016
Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) are responsible for ensuring that protection is central to humanitarian action.
24 Nov 2016
The Global Protection Cluster calls for immediate action to protect people under intensified aerial bombardment over the last week in East Aleppo and recalls that all parties to the conflict have obligations to protect civilians under International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Criminal Law.
18 Nov 2016
Acts of violence affecting the delivery of aid are frequent in humanitarian settings, such as recently in South Sudan, Syria, Yemen or Afghanistan.
17 Nov 2016
Can innovation practices enhance GPC’s capacities in guiding, supporting and implementing protection programming?
10 Nov 2016
This Note sets out practical steps that Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) can take to ensure that protection is at the centre of humanitarian response.
05 Oct 2016
In order for the GPC to achieve its strategic objectives it is imperative to equip the GPC Operations Cell with skilled human resources while prioritization of field support related activities is only possible with additional resources.
05 Oct 2016
This paper is based on a mapping exercise that the Global Protection Cluster (GPC)’s Task Team on Law and Policy conducted in 2015.
20 Sep 2016
The aim of this guidance is to assist humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and HCTs to develop a comprehensive and humanitarian system-wide protection strategy in a manner that is light and enhances the effectiveness and performance of country-level humanitarian responses.
25 Jul 2016
Renewed fighting broke out on Friday, 8 July. Since then, hundreds of people have been killed, rapes have been reported and tens of thousands of people have sought safety within or near UN bases across the country – joining the thousands already present from previous rounds of fighting.
11 Jul 2016
A group of experts met at Georgetown University on June 9, 2016 to discuss progress since August 2015 in improving responses to the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
09 Jun 2016
A new internship position has opened with the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Operations Cell.
31 May 2016
The present report provides an account of the activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.
19 May 2016
An opportunity to explore the humanitarian community’s commitment to place protection of internally displaced persons and others affected by crisis at the heart of humanitarian action.
14 May 2016
The IASC Emergency Directors Group has developed a preliminary guidance note on Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC).
17 Mar 2016
The Communication Package on Protection will be launched on Tuesday, 22 March at UNHCR MBT 04 at 5 p.m. (GVA).
24 Feb 2016
The Global Protection Cluster convened a meeting at the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva on the Report of the UN Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit (SG Report). The meeting was attended in person by Permanent Missions, UN Agencies, international organisations and non-government organisations and on-line from Bogota, Kabul, Oxford and Washington DC.
22 Feb 2016
Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien in this video message welcomes the new GPC Strategic Framework which closely aligns with priorities emerging from the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).
22 Feb 2016
Dr. Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Persons, in his message outlines the three key goals of the Global Protection Cluster Strategic Framework 2016-19.
22 Feb 2016
Volker Turk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, welcomes the launch of the GPC Strategic Framework.
19 Feb 2016
In countries affected by the Zika virus where there are refugees, asylum-seekers and returnees governments should aim to ensure that such persons have equal access to essential health care on the same basis as nationals.

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