CALL FOR PAPERS - Internal Displacement and Solutions Conference

Deadline: 17 November 2023 - propose a panel or paper for this online conference!

The conference is run by the Internal Displacement Research Programme of the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London) and the Office of the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement. It marks the culmination of five years of increasing international engagement with the pressing challenge of ‘solutions’ to internal displacement.

In 2024, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement will wrap up the work on this issue begun by his High-Level Panel in 2020 and continued under his Action Agenda. These processes reflect a longstanding preoccupation that, despite decades of efforts including the 1998 UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the humanitarian reform, the acute needs of many internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain unmet and, globally, long-term solutions to their situation appear elusive.

This conference provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students from all disciplines to come together to present, debate and reflect on ‘solutions’ to internal displacement and their future. It offers the chance to develop new research agendas and collaborations. Alongside keynote presentations, it will host ‘thematic’ and ‘open’ panel sessions to share research and analysis from academia and from policy/practice.

Details of how to submit a panel/paper proposal and register for the conference here: