I received this today. Those who can please send in a submission for the Dadaab refugees.
Below the reminder is the document and submission form.
A reminder that the Australian Refugee Rights Alliance (ARRA) is calling for brief submissions from individuals and refugee community groups regarding current issues of concern to refugee populations in and from the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
The due date for submissions is 31 May. Please see the attached information sheet for further details on making a submission. Feel free to distribute this information to your networks. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me as per the details below.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Kind regards, Lucy Morgan Information & Membership Officer Refugee Council of Australia
Suite 4A6, 410 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 Phone: 61 2 9211 9333 Fax: 61 2 9211 9288 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS
TO THE UNHCR- NGO CONSULTATIONS
The Australian Refugee Rights Alliance (ARRA) is calling for brief submissions from individuals and refugee community groups regarding current issues of concern to refugee populations in and from the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.
ARRA is a coalition of Australian NGOs, refugee advocates and academics. Organisations involved in ARRA include the Centre for Refugee Research of University of NSW, Refugee Council of Australia, Amnesty International and Act for Peace (National Council of Churches). Each year, representatives from ARRA travel to Geneva to participate in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ NGO consultations.
Prior to the UNHCR meetings, the group prepares a comprehensive set of documents addressing policy issues of shared concern. This process enables more effective advocacy at the meetings by ensuring coordinated and targeted action by the Australian delegation. In 2010, the meetings will occur in late June.
Individuals and refugee community groups are invited to make submissions on issues they would like to recommend that ARRA put forward during the meetings with UNHCR.
ARRA is particularly interested in current issues of concern to refugee populations in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions, however issues of concern to refugee populations in other regions of the world are also invited.
Some possible themes you may choose to use include:
- Women at Risk
- Protracted Refugee Situations
- Families at Risk
- Urban Refugee Policy
How Can I Contribute to the UNHCR NGO Consultations?
You can submit a brief submission to us, focusing on any current issue, but it should be limited to one page in length. We will then read your submission contact you for more information if required and do our best to include your issues in our papers for discussion at the UNHCR in late June.
Please return submission application form with your submission to Lucy Morgan at the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).
All submissions must be received by 31 May.
* * Please Attach your 1-page Submission