Knowledge sharing to advance prevention, protection and durable solutions for internally displaced persons.
As the successor to GP20, the three-year Plan of Action that marked the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, GP2.0 is a collaborative multistakeholder network that serves as a platform for joint initiatives, events, research, and exchanges of information and good practices on addressing internal displacement.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement in 2018, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs spearheaded the launch of a three-year multi-stakeholder Plan of Action and consultative process on internal displacement. The campaign built around the plan, co-chaired by UNHCR, OCHA, and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, gathered UN Member States, UN agencies, NGOs, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the World Bank and other key experts and stakeholders at national, regional and global levels and concluded in December 2020. The GP20 Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons 2018-2020 successfully concluded at the end of 2020 and culminated in the publication of the GP20 Compilation of National Practices.
Building on the multistakeholder collaboration, this community of experts continued its collaboration under a new name, GP2.0, led by the organizations that were the driving force behind GP20. It is co-chaired by IOM, UNHCR, UNDP, and OCHA and includes UNICEF, ILO, UNHABITAT, DCO, NRC, DRC, JIPS, IDMC, and ICVA, among its core group members, with the ICRC as an observer.
Throughout 2021 and 2022, GP2.0 engaged its broad community of experts around the world to convene multiple thematic meetings and worked to advance knowledge sharing on best practices, including through the development and launch of an e-Learning Course on Durable Solutions that is available to all. The group also organized a large multistakeholder meeting to gather reactions to the report of the UN SG’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and co-convened five regional consultations – with Member States and civil society actors – on the draft of the SG’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.
At the end of 2022, GP2.0 scaled down its Secretariat, but the network remains intact.
The co-chairs intend to reconvene a meeting with network members in the second quarter of 2023 to engage the network on key processes related to the implementation of the UN SG’s Action Agenda and other issues pertaining internal displacement.
If you want to get in touch on GP2.0 and its work, please contact Ms. Julie Wagner – [email protected].