Launch of 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement


Palais des Nations
Kazakh Room (Cinema XIV)


Fri, 05/10/2019

Type of event



The launch of our flagship report will take place:  

14:30 - 16:30 Kazakh Room (Cinema XIV)

Palais des Nations, Geneva

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The Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) is the authoritative source of data and analysis on the risk, scale and impacts of internal displacement worldwide. The report offers insights into key challenges and opportunities in addressing and preventing displacement. It also highlights areas that require increased investment at local, national and global levels. GRID 2019 focuses on urban internal displacement and presents new evidence on the humanitarian and development challenges presented by displacement to, within and from towns and cities.

At the launch we will discuss the key findings of the report with representatives from municipal authorities in Iraq and Japan, the United Nations and civil society, all of whom deal with the issue of urban displacement every day.

Moderator and opening remarks:

Ms. Alexandra Bilak, Director of IDMC



Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN‐Habitat

Dr. Thikra Mohammed Jabir Alwash, Mayor of Baghdad, Iraq

Mr. Kiyoshi Murakami, Special Representative of Mayor & Senior Executive Advisor, City of Rikuzentakata, Japan

Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Simultaneous interpretation from and into English and Arabic will be provided.

The event will be followed by a reception at the Delegates Restaurant, Palais des Nations.


RSVP by emailing no later than 3 May 2019.