Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Towards A Protection Agenda for Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

21 May 2015 - 09:00 to 22 May 2015 - 14:00

Chatham House, London

International Law Programme, Meeting the Challenge of Forced Displacement

Overview

Millions of people are forced to leave their homes every year because of earthquakes, flooding, windstorms, drought and other disasters. While many find refuge within their own country some are forced to go abroad. With climate change, such movements are likely to increase. 

The Nansen Initiative, launched by the governments of Switzerland and Norway in 2012, is a consultative process aimed at building consensus on a Protection Agenda addressing the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change. As part of this consultation process, this roundtable will bring together representatives from a selected number of states and other experts to review the draft Protection Agenda, and to explore next steps. The results of the consultation process will be the subject of discussion at a global intergovernmental consultation in Geneva in October. 

The meeting is being held in partnership with the Nansen Initiative. 

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.