• 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.

UNHCR Standing Committee meetings

NGO statements

Focus areas

Overview

ICVA coordinates the development of the joint NGO statements delivered at UNHCR’s Executive Committee and Standing Committee meetings.

ICVA also works with interested NGOs to organises NGO side events at these meetings.

Below are the NGO Statements delivered at the UNHCR Standing Committee meetings
NGO statements
22 September 2021
82nd meeting of UNHCR's Standing Committee
Subject/ Forced migration / UNHCR standing committee / Grand Bargain / UNHCR executive committee /
SCOMM
Description

NGO statements delivered at the 82nd meeting of UNHCR’s Standing Committee 15-16 September 2021

NGO statements
7 July 2021
81st meeting of UNHCR's Standing Committee
Subject/ Forced migration /
NGO statements
17 September 2020
79th Meeting on UNHCR’s Standing Committee
Subject/ Forced migration /
SCOMM
Description

79th Meeting on UNHCR’s Standing Committee 16-17 September 2020

NGO statements
9 July 2020
78th Meeting of UNHCR's Standing Committee
Subject/ Forced migration /
NGO statements
12 March 2020
77th Meeting of UNHCR's Standing Committee
Subject/ Forced migration /