GLOBAL PROTECTION FORUM

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC), its Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) Members including the Areas of Responsibility (AoRs) are organising with partners and field coordinators the GPC 2020 Global Protection Forum to discuss contemporary and emerging protection challenges, review the strategic direction of the cluster, and plan activities to be undertaken at field and global level for the year to come.

SITUATION REPORT #6 ON COVID-19 – GPC

THE COPING CRISIS: The rise of adverse survival strategies

Webinars this week

Role of armed groups in providing health services during COVID-19 (2 July) and more

Week of 29 June – 3 July 2020

VIDEO: Explosive Ordnance Child Casualties - Prevention and Response

Recorded webinar
From the Mine Action AoR

Thursday, 11 June 2020

VIDEO: Consultation on Climate Change & Disaster Displacement

Recorded webinar
Consultation with Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of IDPs and Field Protection Clusters

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

VIDEO: How to use the GPC Community of Practice

Recorded webinar
An informative and interactive presentation on how to use the revamped GPC Community of Practice
Friday, 29 May 2020

Overview: Webinar series on ‘Access and Protection’

Organized together with the Norwegian Refugee Council & Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)
April to June 2020

VIDEO: Session one of series ‘Access and Protection’ - Restricted and COVID-19 Operational Contexts

Recorded webinar
Organized together with the Norwegian Refugee Council & Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)
Wednesday, 22 April 2020

VIDEO: Session two of series ‘Access and Protection’ - Negotiating Access for Humanitarian Protection

Recorded webinar
Organized together with the Norwegian Refugee Council & Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)
Thursday, 28 May 2020

VIDEO: Approaches to Isolation, Quarantine and Prevention Measures in a COVID-19 Context

Recorded webinar
Organized by the Global Health, Shelter, Protection, Camp Management and Camp Coordination Clusters
Friday, 01 May 2020

WEBINAR: Approaches to isolation, quarantine and prevention measures such as shielding of vulnerable individuals in a Humanitarian Setting

Practices and Considerations in a COVID-19 context
Friday, 01 May 2020, 15:30 – 17:00 (Geneva)

PROTECTION AND COVID-19

The current COVID-19 outbreak now has a foothold in more than 140 countries. Some of these are countries that are already in crisis due to conflicts, disasters and climate change. They are home to a large number of people in need of protection and urgent assistance.

PRESS STATEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ADOPTION OF THE UN GUIDING PRINCIPLES

NOT WANTED ANYWHERE: CONFLICT-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES AT GROWING RISK IN IRAQ

A first-hand account from William S. Chemaly, Global GPC Coordinator, Claudia Nicoletti, Yannick Creoff on behalf of the Protection Cluster Iraq and Joanna Garbalinska, NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq

PROTECTION IN A CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Launch of the 2020-2024 Global Protection Cluster Strategic Framework & the Child Protection Area of Responsibility Strategy

PROTECTION IN A CLIMATE OF CHANGE

Launch of the 2020-2024 Global Protection Cluster Strategic Framework & the Child Protection Area of Responsibility Strategy

The Eye of the Storm: Sahel & Northern Burkina Faso

GPC Coordinator, William Chemaly, provides a first hand account of the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in northern Burkina Faso

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.
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.

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

GPC HELP DESK

The first point of contact for all Field Support requests and queries. Read More or Send Request

PROTECTION CLUSTER COORDINATION TOOLBOX

Find the necessary tools on the coordination of a field protection cluster. Read More

COVID-19 Country Profiles

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.