New Learning Paper on Advancing the Localisation Agenda in Protection Coordination Groups

This learning paper is the final product of the GPC and its AoRs’ localisation initiative. It aims to identify, describe and share Key trends and lessons on the five dimensions of localisation in coordination, Good practices and recommendations on how to effectively engage local actors in protection coordination structures and increase their influence in these platforms, and Approaches and tools developed to guide Coordinators to advance the localisation agenda.

GP20 Newsletter

An update on activities carried out in implementation of the Plan of Action for Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

Unit-Based Costing Methodologies For HRPs And Protection Clusters

This paper aims to aims to stimulate thinking and initiate a discussion on unit-based costing methodologies for Protection Cluster HRPs. It also aims to be of practical use for country level Protection Clusters…

Niger Becomes The First Country In Africa To Adopt A National Law For The Protection And Assistance Of Internally Displaced Persons

On Monday, the National Assembly unanimously voted for the adoption of a national law for the protection and assistance of IDPs in Niger, in line with the Kampala Convention which was adopted by the African Union in 2009, and ratified by Niger in 2012

Database on IDPs Laws and Policies

The Global Database on IDP Laws and Policies captures information on countries which have IDP laws and policies or are in the process of developing such laws and policies.

GP20 Activities and Initiatives

The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles is a unique opportunity for us to join our efforts worldwide to re-invigorate national-level action to enhance IDP protection, and to work more concertedly with a broad range of stakeholders on prevention and solutions.

GPC Protection Conference 2018 Report

The Global Protection Conference in 2018 brought together more than 200 participants from around the world and covered substantial ground through formal presentations, panels and interactive group sessions.

New Publication: Centrality Of Protection In Humanitarian Action Gpc 2017 Review

For the second year, the GPC reviewed global and field efforts to reinforce the centrality of protection in humanitarian action. This 2017 review aims to enhance the understanding of the range and diversity of approaches to the centrality of protection

Watch Volker Turk Talking About The Importance Of Leadership In Protection

Protection is the foundation of all humanitarian work and humanitarians have a duty to do all they can to protect civilians whenever and wherever they are at risk. In this vedio, Volker Turk, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection talking about the importance of leadership in protection

New PIM Training Resource Pack

A revised 2018 version of the ‘PIM Training Resource Pack’ is now available for download

New Report: Anti-Trafficking in Humanitarian Responses

A brief overview and analysis of current practices and challenges in addressing trafficking in persons based on inter-views with protection cluster and AoR coordinators


The Global Protection Cluster (GPC)’s Task Team on Law and Policy conducted a mapping exercise to capture up-to-date information on countries with IDP laws and policies. Read More


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GPC Overview

Established in 2005 as part of the humanitarian reform, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) is the main inter-agency forum at the global level for standard and policy setting as well as collabo-ration and overall coordination of activities supporting the protection response in complex and natural disaster humanitarian emergencies.

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Areas of Responsibility

In light of their specific expertise, certain agencies have agreed to serve as Focal Point Agencies for certain Areas of Responsibility (AORs) within the GPC: Child Protection (UNICEF), Gender-Based Violence (UNFPA), Housing, Land and Property (NRC), Mine Action (UNMAS).

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GPC Community of Practice

A platform for innovation and information sharing targeted to the needs of the field and protection actors to inform analysis and priority setting at global level.

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Another year has passed during which the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its partners have benefited from the generosity and support of our donors PRM, ECHO and SDC.