GP2.0 builds on the multi-stakeholder collaboration led by the organizations that were the driving force behind the GP20 Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (2018-2020). This community of experts will serve as an informal platform throughout 2021 for joint initiatives and events as well as sharing of information and good practices on internal displacement. Interested organizations may engage in the GP2.0 community through membership in the Core Group or general membership – as per the criteria below.
Core Group membership criteria:
The Core Group is composed of UN Agencies and NGOs working on internal displacement at global level, and may also include the participation of relevant academia network. The Core Group is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring progress of the implementation of the GP2.0 work plan in 2021. OCHA, IOM, UNHCR and UNDP will chair the Core Group meetings on a rotating basis. Other members include DRC, ICRC, IDMC and JIPS. The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs will act as Special Advisor to the group.
The Core Group can decide to add further members based on the following criteria. The Core Group Members shall:
- Be willing to and have the ability to contribute actively to GP2.0 discussions, organizing and preparatory work, including through providing guidance on the development and implementation of the 2021 GP2.0 work plan; and
- Be practitioners in the field of internal displacement and/or durable solutions representing their institutions; or
- Be a representative of an academic network (rather than a single academic institution) working on internal displacement and/or durable solutions with capacity to draw on that network to contribute to the GP2.0 workplan.
General membership criteria:
GP2.0 general membership has a multi-stakeholder and inclusive approach that may include the participation of UN Agencies, NGOs, UN Member States, the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the World Bank, academia and other key experts and stakeholders at national, regional and global levels. GP2.0 general members meet quarterly around different themes to promote stakeholder engagement and are invited to participate in other GP2.0 activities. OCHA, IOM, UNHCR and UNDP will take the lead on organizing – and co-chairing – the quarterly meetings together with other Core Group members with expertise relevant to the selected theme.
- Membership is flexible and informal;
- New members from any constituency may self-nominate based on interest; and
- Members are invited to proactively participate in the quarterly meetings and exchange information on national, regional and global initiatives to encourage a bottom-up approach as well as peer exchange.
Member States will play an integral role as GP2.0 members. They are expected to actively participate in meetings and may offer political and/or financial support that can include advocacy at the national level according to strategic priorities, facilitating peer exchange and the sharing of best practices and lessons learned, mobilizing support and funding for GP2.0 initiatives and activities, and mobilizing the support and engagement of other Member States.