• The willingness of the Colombian government to acknowledge serious concerns regarding human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in the country.
  • A commitment from companies and the Colombian government to work collaboratively to protect and respect human rights by:

    1. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
    2. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.
    3. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

    a. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    b. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.

    c. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement, as opposed to perfection. To this end, the CME has developed a verification mechanism that is applied annually by CME members.
  • Knowledge generation from the articulation of experiences, perspectives and best practices on crucial issues for the operation in the territory. This research is disseminated to working group members.

ICVA's work on UNHCR COVID-19 Response

At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, ICVA co-organised with UNHCR global weekly virtual consultations with NGO partners on preparedness and response to COVID-19 in refugee situations. The objective of these meetings was to create a space for regular dialogue between UNHCR and NGOs on challenges and for sharing good practices on emerging responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources
Meeting notes
17 March 2020
UNHCR-NGO consultations on preparedness and response to COVID-19 pandemic
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Meeting notes
Description

Notes on UNHCR Consultations with NGOs on preparedness and response to COVID-19

NGO statements
3 June 2020
UNHCR’s 2nd briefing on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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NGO statements
22 April 2020
UNHCR’s 1st briefing on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic
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