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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.

Virtual Event | Launch of the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund Regional Joint-Programme

Launch of the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund Regional Joint-Programme Addressing Drivers and Facilitating Safe, Orderly…

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Virtual Event | Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021

Risk Management and Human Mobility: Action and Support to Avert, Minimize and Address Displacement Related…

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Virtual Workshop Series Opening Plenary | Addressing Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa

On 27 April 2021, over 140 researchers and practitioners working across Africa, gathered online during…

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Two New Tools to Help Address Disaster Displacement Now Available

Are you wondering how to address displacement in your disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies and…

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Publication | Leaving Place, Restoring Home: Enhancing the Evidence Base on Planned Relocation Cases in the Context of Hazards, Disasters, and Climate Change

 As hazards, disasters and climate change profoundly affect people’s lives and livelihoods, attention is turning…

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Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council – on addressing climate-related security risks to international peace and security through mitigation and resilience building

23 February 2021 – Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council – on addressing climate-related security…

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Virtual Workshop Series | Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Displacement and Migration in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change in Africa

Virtual Workshop Series Developing a Research and Policy Agenda for Addressing Displacement and Migration in…

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Webinar | Implications for policy of a (post-?) COVID-19 world…

What are the implications of COVID-19, as a particular kind of a natural (biological) hazard,…

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Five years after Sendai, Paris and the endorsement of the Protection Agenda

Virtual Conference - 4 February 2021 Five years after Sendai, Paris and the endorsement of…

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Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis

UN Press Release 11 February 2021 Suva/Geneva - Climate change is not a “doomsday proposition”…

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Steering Group meeting

Fiji assumes Chairmanship of the Platform on Disaster Displacement

Geneva, Switzerland, 4 February 2021 -  The Government of Fiji chaired the first Steering Group…

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IOM and UNHCR call for improved safeguards for the displaced on the frontlines of climate emergency

Joint IOM / UNHCR Press Release Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, and the UN…

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Webinar | Legal Response to Cross-Border ‘Environmental’ Mobility 

How can law respond to situations when people move across an international border in the…

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Central America – First Regional Pilot of the eLearning Tool on the ‘Words into Action’ Guidelines on Disaster Displacement

Central America, 25-29 January 2021 - This week, government representatives from all seven member countries…

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5th anniversary commemoration

Virtual Conference | 5th Anniversary Commemoration

Virtual Conference - 4 February 2021 Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of the Endorsement of…

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