This section features news, press releases, media clippings or speeches from key events held by the Platform on Disaster Displacement, but also by the Nansen Initiative (2012-2015), the Platform’s predecessor.

First Disaster Displacement Bi-National Workshop In Central America

First Disaster Displacement Bi-National Workshop in Central America

When Hurricane Otto landed late last year in Central America, more than 150 Nicaraguans crossed…

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Achim Steiner, Envoy Of The PDD Chair, At The 2017 World Economic Forum, Davos

Achim Steiner, Envoy of the PDD Chair, at the 2017 World Economic Forum, Davos

Davos, Switzerland 17-20 January - World Economic Forum, Global Situation Space, Refugee Crisis: The Big…

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The Platform On Disaster Displacement And The Global Forum On Migration And Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Platform on Disaster Displacement and the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh 8-12 December - PDD attended the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2016, both the…

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IOM Council Item 13: Panel Discussion On Opportunities For Policy Development To Address Climate Migration And Cross-Border Disaster-Displacement

IOM Council Item 13: Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Policy Development to Address Climate Migration and Cross-Border Disaster-Displacement

Disasters, climate change and their impact on human mobility at the IOM Council 2016 Disasters,…

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Achim Steiner, Envoy Of The PDD Chair Introduced The Platform At The World Bank In Washington DC

Achim Steiner, Envoy of the PDD Chair introduced the Platform at the World Bank in Washington DC

Washington, United States 5 December 2016 - Mr. Achim Steiner, Envoy of the Chair of…

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The Platform On Disaster Displacement Mission To Central America

The Platform on Disaster Displacement Mission to Central America

At the Nansen Initiative Regional Consultation in Costa Rica, December 2013, the outcome document highlighted…

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Disaster Displacement At COP22

Disaster Displacement at COP22

The 22nd edition of the UN Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP22) took…

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Advisory Committee Workshop, 13 – 14 October 2016, Geneva

Advisory Committee Workshop, 13 – 14 October 2016, Geneva

This event allowed Advisory Committee Members to provide expert input and strategic advice to the Chair…

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Side Event Of The 67th UNHCR Executive Committee – Beyond The Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda: Platform On Disaster Displacement

Side Event of the 67th UNHCR Executive Committee – Beyond the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda: Platform on Disaster Displacement

Palais des Nations, Geneva, 5 October 2016 – Germany (PDD Chair) and Bangladesh (PDD Vice-Chair) presented…

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WHS SIDE EVENT – Germany And Bangladesh Commit To Address The Needs Of  People Displaced Across Borders  In The Context Of Disasters And Climate Change

WHS SIDE EVENT – Germany and Bangladesh commit to address the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change

Istanbul, Turkey 24 May 2016 – At the World Humanitarian Summit where governments, international organizations…

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WHS SIDE EVENT – Implementing The Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda – Commitments And Opportunities

WHS SIDE EVENT – Implementing the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda – Commitments and Opportunities

This side event will promote follow-up to the Nansen Initiative and the implementation of the…

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Prepare And Adapt: Climate Change And Human Mobility – In Paris And Beyond

Prepare and Adapt: Climate Change and Human Mobility – in Paris and Beyond

Why This Side Event? The purpose of this side event is to bring together representatives…

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Climate Change, Cross-border Displacement And Human Rights: Is There A Protection Gap  And Will COP21 Help Close It?

Climate change, cross-border displacement and human rights: is there a protection gap and will COP21 help close it?

This event was jointly organized by the Universal Rights Group and the Geneva Environment Network,…

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More Than 100 Governments Affirm Broad Support To Better Protect People Displaced Across Borders By Disasters And The Effects Of Climate Change

More than 100 governments affirm broad support to better protect people displaced across borders by disasters and the effects of climate change

Geneva, Switzerland 14 October 2015 – The Swiss/Norwegian Nansen Initiative completed yesterday its two-day Global…

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Antarctic Village – No Borders, Exhibition And Roundtable Discussions

Antarctic Village – No Borders, Exhibition and Roundtable Discussions

Curated by the University of the Arts London, in collaboration with the Nansen Initiative, DISPLACEMENT…

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Disasters, Climate Change And Human Mobility In Southern Africa: Consultation On The Draft Protection Agenda

Disasters, Climate Change and Human Mobility in Southern Africa: Consultation on the Draft Protection Agenda

Disasters, Climate Change and Human Mobility in Southern Africa: Consultation on the Draft Protection Agenda…

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Nansen Initiative And Chatham House Expert Meeting On The Draft Protection Agenda

Nansen Initiative and Chatham House Expert Meeting on the Draft Protection Agenda

Nansen Initiative and Chatham House Expert Meeting on the Draft Protection Agenda As part of…

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20 Nations Call To Strengthen 2 Degrees Climate Goal

20 Nations Call to Strengthen 2 Degrees Climate Goal

International 2 °C Goal: “Inadequate” Three independent reports highlight implications of 2 °C versus more…

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Preparing For The Increasing Challenges Of Climate Change On Population Movements

Preparing for the increasing challenges of climate change on population movements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Preparing for the increasing challenges of climate change on population movements Khulna,…

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UN World Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction:  Panelists Urge Negotiators In Sendai To Prominently Address Human Mobility In The Post-2015 Framework

UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Panelists urge negotiators in Sendai to prominently address human mobility in the post-2015 Framework

Sendai, Japan, 16 March 2015 – At the UN Conference on World Disaster Risk Reduction,…

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Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter Stresses Importance Of Disaster Risk Reduction For Safeguarding Sustainable Development

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter stresses importance of disaster risk reduction for safeguarding sustainable development

Bern, 14.03.2015 - More and more people are threatened by disasters. To reduce the risk,…

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Side Event – World Conference On Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai

Side Event – World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai

Sendai, Japan, 14 March 2015 – Side Event Side Event Public Forum, World Conference on Disaster Risk…

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Preparing For The Increasing Threat Of Climate Change On Population Movements

Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on population movements

Kathmandu, Nepal, 4 February 2015 – PRESS RELEASE Preparing for the increasing threat of climate change on…

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Closing Remarks, Norwegian Ambassador To Nepal

Closing Remarks, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal, 2-3 February 2015 – Closing Remarks by H. E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Norwegian Ambassador…

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Norway And Switzerland Call For Commitments To Adaptation Measures

Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to Adaptation Measures

Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014 – Lima Climate Change Conference: Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to…

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La Suisse Et La Norvège Appellent à Des Engagements Pour Des Mesures D’adaptation

La Suisse et la Norvège appellent à des engagements pour des mesures d’adaptation

Lima, Pérou, 12 décembre 2014 – Conférence sur le climat : La Suisse et la Norvège appellent…

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Lima Climate Change Conference: Norway And Switzerland Call For Commitments To Adaptation Measures

Lima Climate Change Conference: Norway and Switzerland Call for Commitments to Adaptation Measures

Lima, Peru, 12 December 2014 – At the Climate Change Conference in Lima where State…

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Adapting To Climate Change: A Human Mobility Perspective

Adapting to Climate Change: A Human Mobility Perspective

Lima, Peru , 11 December 2014 – Side Event – COP 20, Lima Adapting to Climate Change:…

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Zoom Sur Le Sort Des «réfugiés Climatiques»

Zoom sur le sort des «réfugiés climatiques»

Zoom sur le sort des «réfugiés climatiques». 1 November 2014, Bern – Chirine El Labbane La plupart…

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Philippines Hosts Global Conferences On Disasters And Displacement

Philippines hosts Global Conferences on disasters and displacement

Manila, Philippines, 15 October 2014 – Philippines hosts Global Conferences on disasters and displacement Manila, Philippines, 15…

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Nansen Initiative Reports Back – Human Mobility And Disasters In Africa

Nansen Initiative Reports Back – Human Mobility and Disasters in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland, 2 October 2014 – Nansen Initiative Reports Back – Human Mobility and Disasters in Africa…

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Highlighting Displacement In The Context Of Disasters And The Effects Of Climate Change

Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change

Highlighting Displacement in the Context of Disasters and the Effects of Climate Change 4 September…

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“To Fail To Plan Is To Plan To Fail”: Human Mobility, Disasters And Climate Change At The SIDS Conference

“To fail to plan is to plan to fail”: Human mobility, disasters and climate change at the SIDS conference

Apia, Samoa and Geneva, Switzerland, 2 September 2014 – “To fail to plan is to plan to…

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Side Event:  Prevent, Prepare, And Respond

Side Event: Prevent, Prepare, and Respond

Apia, Samoa, 1 September 2014 – Prevent, Prepare, and Respond: Displacement in the Context of Disasters and…

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Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement Within The Post-2015 Framework For Disaster Risk Reduction

Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Integrating Disaster-Induced Displacement within the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 1 July 2014, Geneva – Walter…

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Human Mobility And Climate Change Adaptation: UN University And Nansen Initiative Present New Policy Brief

Human mobility and climate change adaptation: UN University and Nansen Initiative present new policy brief

Bonn, 5 June 2014 – Press release Human mobility and climate change adaptation: UN University and Nansen…

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Research And Evidence On Climate Change Related Population Mobility

Research and Evidence on Climate Change Related Population Mobility

Bonn, Germany, 4 June 2014 – Research and Evidence on Climate Change Related Population Mobility The most…

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Disasters, Climate Change And Displacement: Regional Dynamics Of Human Mobility In West Africa

Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement: Regional dynamics of human mobility in West Africa

Bonn, Germany, 4 June 2014 – Side Event: Disasters, Climate Change and Displacement: Regional dynamics of human…

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Extreme Weather Drives Displacement From The Horn Of Africa

Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa

Bonn/Nairobi/Oslo- 21 May 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa UN…

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Side Event At Global Forum On Migration And Development

Side Event at Global Forum on Migration and Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 14 May 2014 – The Nansen Initiative: Cross-Border Displacement in the Context of Disasters Panelists…

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Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee Workshop

Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee Workshop

Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland, 14 -15 April 2014 – Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee Workshop The two day workshop brought…

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New York/Geneva IASC Event On Nansen Initiative

New York/Geneva IASC Event on Nansen Initiative

New-York and Geneva, 4 April 2014 – A dialogue with Prof. Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of…

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Need For New Tools To Deal With Disaster Displacement

Need for New Tools to Deal with Disaster Displacement

Need for New Tools to Deal with Disaster Displacement 2 April 2014 – Norwegian Refugee Council Professor…

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Creating New Norms On Climate Change, Natural Disasters And Displacement: International Developments 2010 – 2013

Creating New Norms on Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Displacement: International Developments 2010 – 2013

Creating New Norms on Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Displacement: International Developments 5 March 2014,…

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A Patient Envoy

A Patient Envoy

A Patient Envoy 1 February 2014 – Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media Walter Kaelin believes in power of people…

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How To Make Climate Migration A Solution, Not A Problem

How to Make Climate Migration a Solution, Not a Problem

How to Make Climate Migration a Solution, Not a Problem 16 January 2014 – Megan Rowling, Thomson…

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Will Fleeing Home Be The Last Resort As The Climate Changes?

Will Fleeing Home be the Last Resort as the Climate Changes?

Will Fleeing Home be the Last Resort as the Climate Changes? 14 January 2014 – IRIN Salustiano…

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Canciller Inaugura Consulta Regional Sobre Desplazamiento Transfronterizo Como Resultado De Desastres Naturales

Canciller Inaugura Consulta Regional Sobre Desplazamiento Transfronterizo como Resultado de Desastres Naturales

Canciller Inaugura Consulta Regional Sobre Desplazamiento Transfronterizo como Resultado de Desastres Naturales 12 December 2013 – Ministerio…

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Climate Change Refugees? Think Again

Climate Change Refugees? Think Again

Climate Change Refugees? Think Again 9 December 2013, Refugees International – Alice Thomas Two weeks ago, the…

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Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation  – Chair’s Summary

Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation – Chair’s Summary

Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Chair’s Summary Over the past two days, we have had…

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Opening Address By Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna

Opening Address by Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21 May 2013 – Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and…

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Key Note Address By Hon. Vice President Teima Onorio

Key note address by Hon. Vice President Teima Onorio

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 21 May 2013 – Nansen Initiative Pacific Regional Consultation Human Mobility, Natural Disasters and…

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