Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge
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Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge

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Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

With the number of refugees and displaced persons at historic highs, forced displacement has become a global crisis with developmental repercussions. While refugees are creating a crisis in Europe, host countries in Africa and MENA have been shouldering a much heavier burden for years. Supporting the welfare of refugees constitutes a global public good. Improving the development response will require innovative approaches and close coordination between humanitarian, development and all global partners, including governments. Co-hosted by UNHCR and the World Bank Group, this event will draw on partners’ experience and improved data to inform the discussion on a comprehensive and sustained development approach to the challenge of forced displacement.

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President, World Bank Group
Secretary-General, United Nations
Queen, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UK Secretary of State for International Development
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
Minister of Education & Higher Education, Lebanon
President, European Commission
Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
CEO, Unilever
Minister of Women and Human Rights, Somalia
Presenter, HARDtalk