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GP20 Events on IDPs: A Photo Exhibition, a Virtual Reality Experience and a Side Event

Two GP20 events on IDPs happening next week in Geneva during the 39th Human Rights Council session. They are both convened ...
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GPC Protection Conference 2018 Report

Each year the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) organises a Field Protection Clusters’ Retreat which brings together GPC partners from the ...
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New Report: Anti-Trafficking in Humanitarian Responses

Between October 2017 and June 2018, the Global Protection Cluster Anti-Trafficking Task Team conducted semi-structured interviews with Protection Cluster Coordinators, ...
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New PIM Training Resource Pack

A revised 2018 version of the ‘PIM Training Resource Pack’ is now available for download from the following link The Protection Information Management ...
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IASC Gender with Age Marker Officially Launched

The Gender with age marker has been officially launched at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment in New York on June ...
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New Publication: Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action GPC 2017 Review

For the second year, the GPC reviewed global and field efforts to reinforce the centrality of protection in humanitarian action ...
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Up Coming Side Event; IN THEIR OWN WORDS

As part of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council related to internally displaced persons.A side event is co-organizing by ...
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International humanitarian law course for practitioners and policy-makers

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is organizing an international humanitarian law (IHL) course for humanitarian practitioners, to be held, ...
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GP20 PLAN OF ACTION

A multi-stakeholder Plan of Action has been launched this year, the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement ...
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New Publication: Civil-Military Coordination For Protection Outcomes

The current dynamics and conduct of armed conflict as well as the absence of effective mechanisms to mediate root causes ...
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Geneva Lunch Event of the Third edition of the Professional Standards of Protection Work

The Geneva launch of the third edition of the Professional Standards for Protection Work will take place on Monday, 30 ...
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Video Message by the South Sudan Protection Cluster Coordinator – April 2018

The people of South Sudan have suffered intense and protracted conflict. The beginning of 2017 saw the declaration of famine ...
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Briefing to the Security Council on Armed Conflict and Hunger

Please see the recent statement of the ERC to the Security Council on the connexion between conflict and famine and ...
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Whole of Syria East Ghouta message

The Whole of Syria Protection Sector calls for immediate and urgent action to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians, half ...
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GP20 Initiatives and Events

Dear colleagues, In 2018, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement will mark their 20th anniversary. Because the Guiding Principles have ...
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Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit – Launch

The Global Protection Cluster Task Team on Protection Mainstreaming launched its Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit. In light of the IASC Policy ...
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Arabic Glossary on Humanitarian Terms

The terms and definitions in this glossary have been compiled from existing glossaries including from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) ...
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GPC Somalia Country Briefing

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) held a Somalia Country Briefing on 20th November at UNHCR Headquarters. The Deputy Special Representative ...
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Evaluation of UNHCR’s leadership of the Global Protection Cluster and Field Protection Clusters 2014-2016

This evaluation focuses on the performance of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as Cluster ...
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Land Rights and Mine Action – Key Messages

What is the role of Mine Action organisations in addressing land rights issues as part of their response to humanitarian ...
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Humanitarian Response Planning – GPC Quick Guide

Click here do download the Quick Guide on the Humanitarian Response Planning ...
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Mine Action and Land Rights – Webinar Recording

How do humanitarian mine action activities bring mine action organizations in direct contact with land right issues? On August, 30 ...
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Kasai Region GBV Advocacy Brief

Violence has recently erupted throughout the five provinces that make up the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of ...
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Briefing Note Update: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen Special In-Focus on Yemen

Ongoing conflicts continue to give rise to serious protection challenges in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Conflicts in ...
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Integrating livelihoods and protection for displaced persons in urban humanitarian response

This guidance note is part of a larger project that seeks to provide guidance to practitioners and policy makers, at ...
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2017 HRP Protection Risk Analysis Review of Compliance, Impact and Monitoring

In 2017, the Whole of Syria ("WOS") protection sector proposed a shift from a "mainstreaming" approach to a strategy that ...
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GBV AoR Consultancy

The GBV AoR Coordination Team has developed several strategic documents that define the GBV AoR scope and strategic priorities for ...
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Cash and Protection Advisor

UNHCR seeks a maternity cover (August 2017 - September 2018) for its Cash and Protection Advisor. The Cash and Protection ...
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Yemen Update

The ongoing conflict in Yemen, compounded with cholera and pockets of famine, continues to increase the protection needs of an ...
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Consultancy Announcement: Mixed Migration Self-Learning Module and Component

The Mixed Migration self-learning module will be part of the certification programme (CP-IP) currently being developed by the Global Learning ...
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GPC Retreat Report & Protection Mainstreaming Side Event Notes

To read the GPC Annual Field Protection Cluster Notes click here and to access the Protection Mainstreaming Side Event Notes ...
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AAP EDG Note – Russian and Ukrainian versions.

The Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations in the HRP (EDG Preliminary Guidance Note) is now available in Russian and ...
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Protection Lab Scoping Study – initial findings

Can innovation practices enhance GPC's capacities in guiding, supporting and implementing protection programming? If so, could an innovation Lab help ...
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GPC Kassai Alert

1.27 million civilians have been forcibly displaced from Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental provinces, as well as neighbouring provinces ...
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WFP | Protection Guidance Manual

This manual provides an overview of protection in the context of WFP's operations and seeks to guide staff to better ...
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Kampala Convention: UN expert welcomes the establishment of the Conference of States Parties

HARARE (5 April 2017) – The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, today welcomed ...
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Cadres normatifs sur le déplacement interne – Développements au plan mondial, régional et national

Ce document s'appuie sur un exercice de cartographie que l'Équipe de travail sur les lois et les politiques du Cluster ...
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Claiming and Understanding HLP Restitution in Myanmar

The restitution of housing, land and property rights after conflicts and periods of non-democratic governance are fundamental aspects of transitional ...
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Protection HLP Rights – Event Summary

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Area of Responsibility (AoR) organised a one-day global HLP event ...
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WRC Publication on Resilience-based Programming

The Women's Refugee Commission has released a new publication entitled Vulnerability- and resilience-based approaches in response to the Syrian crisis: ...
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GPC Review of Field and Global Clusters in 2016

As part of a review of 2016, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and ProCap (the Inter-Agency senior protection capacity standby ...
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A dialogue with the GPC Coordinator

In a webinar organized by InterAction, Simon Russell, the newly appointed Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Coordinator gave his perspective on ...
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Q&A – The Centrality of Protection: HC and HCT

Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) are responsible for ensuring that protection is central to humanitarian action. This ...
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GPC Alert – Protection of Civilians in Aleppo

The Global Protection Cluster calls for immediate action to protect people under intensified aerial bombardment over the last week in ...
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Working Group on the Protection of Humanitarian Action

Acts of violence affecting the delivery of aid are frequent in humanitarian settings, such as recently in South Sudan, Syria, ...
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Protection Lab Scoping Study

Can innovation practices enhance GPC's capacities in guiding, supporting and implementing protection programming? If so, could an innovation Lab help ...
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Centrality of Protection: Practical steps for Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams

This Note sets out practical steps that Humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) can take to ensure that ...
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GPC Retreat Report is now available

GPC Retreat Report 2016 ...
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GPC Funding Needs 2017

In order for the GPC to achieve its strategic objectives it is imperative to equip the GPC Operations Cell with ...
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GPC Regulatory Frameworks on Internal Displacement, 2016

This paper is based on a mapping exercise that the Global Protection Cluster (GPC)'s Task Team on Law and Policy ...
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New provisional guidance on HCT Protection Strategies

The aim of this guidance is to assist humanitarian Coordinators (HCs) and HCTs to develop a comprehensive and humanitarian system-wide ...
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GPC Alert | Protection of Civilians in South Sudan

Renewed fighting broke out on Friday, 8 July. Since then, hundreds of people have been killed, rapes have been reported ...
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Expert Statement on Internally Displaced Persons

A group of experts met at Georgetown University on June 9, 2016 to discuss progress since August 2015 in improving ...
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Internship Opening at the GPC Operations Cell

A new internship position has opened with the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Operations Cell. The GPC Operations Cell assists the ...
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Special Rapporteur on the HR of IDPs releases report

The present report provides an account of the activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally ...
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WHS Side Event – Dilemmas and Opportunities in Frontline Humanitarianism: Principles, Protection and Proximity

With the support of the Global Protection Cluster (GPC), UNHCR and NRC will hold a side event at the World ...
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Preliminary Guidance Note on Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations

The IASC Emergency Directors Group has developed a preliminary guidance note on Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) in ...
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Cash-Based Interventions Tools for IDP Protection

Cash-Based interventions (CBIs), including cash and vouchers, provide a flexible mechanism for delivery of assistance that enables IDPs to meet ...
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The Importance of Addressing Housing, Land and Property (HLP) Challenges in Humanitarian Response

A new briefing by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent ...
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Join the GPC Communication Package on Protection Launch – What is Protection Anyways?

Oxfam – working on behalf of the Global Protection Cluster and with the generous support of ECHO – has developed ...
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GPC Convenes Meeting to Discuss Secretary-General’s Report for World Humanitarian Summit

The Global Protection Cluster convened a meeting at the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva on ...
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New GPC Strategic Framework Closely Aligned with Priorities Emerging From the WHS

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien in this video message welcomes the new GPC Strategic Framework which closely aligns with priorities ...
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GPC Launches New Strategic Framework 2016-19

Dr. Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Persons, in his message outlines the three key goals ...
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Volker Turk on the Launch of the GPC Strategic Framework

Volker Turk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, welcomes the launch of the GPC Strategic Framework. You can find the GPC ...
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Key Messages on the Zika Virus Response

In countries affected by the Zika virus where there are refugees, asylum-seekers and returnees governments should aim to ensure that ...
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GLOBAL DATABASE ON IDP LAWS AND POLICIES
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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