Forced Displacement: A Global Development Challenge

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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Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands

Minister of Education & Higher Education, Lebanon

Presenter, HARDtalk

Minister of Women and Human Rights, Somalia

CEO, Unilever

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

President, European Commission

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Queen, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

UK Secretary of State for International Development

Secretary-General, United Nations

Former World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Former President, World Bank Group

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