Closing Remarks for the Global Protection Forum 2022

While there is certainly still a long way to go, together and thanks to the joint efforts and good practices shared with us today and during the whole forum, the route towards achieving our common objectives hopefully appears less challenging and key actions needed clearer.

This common objective being to:

1. Secure and sustain humanitarian access and space as key to contributing to effective protection of the persons we work with and for.

2. Better using access negotiations as an enabler and opportunity to strengthen the centrality of protection in our collective interventions and achieving collective protection outcomes.

‘Access is essential to effective humanitarian action but is not an end goal’. It is ‘rather a means to fulfil the broader goal of improving the humanitarian conditions of people in need of assistance and protection’’.