The UK Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, President Jim Kim of the World Bank and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, co-hosted a Forum on New Approaches to Protracted Forced Displacement at Wilton Park, UK on Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 April 2016.
The Forum convened countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East together with donors, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector with the aim of building consensus on the need for a new approach to protracted forced displacement. The Forum allowed participants to share practical experiences of pursuing new approaches and, in doing so, identify opportunities for concrete action to secure better outcomes for refugees, internally displaced people and the communities that host them.
The outcomes statement reflects the co-hosts’ summary of the five core principles – the ‘Wilton Park Principles’ - which emerged from the discussion as the foundation of the new approach to protracted forced displacement. The principles will be pursued further through the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 and the UN Summit on refugees and migrants in September.
The five principles are: i) working through national and local; ii) supporting host communities and building social cohesion; iii) enabling economic participation and growth; iv) providing impactful and innovative financing and v) improve the data and evidence base to underpin the new approach.
The full report of the event is published on the Wilton Park website.