Better protected? Stabilisation strategies and the protection of civilians
The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organised a one-day roundtable meeting to consider the role of stabilisation in relation to the protection of civilians. The roundtable brought together key stabilisation and humanitarian actors to explore several related questions: how and to what extent is the protection of civilians a stabilisation objective; how have stabilisation strategies contributed to enhanced protection of civilians in specific contexts; and what engagement is desirable between stabilisation and humanitarian actors on protection of civilians at global and country levels.
This roundtable was the last in a short series of events on stabilisation held by HPG between October 2010 and March 2011. In order to promote an open and frank debate, the meeting was held under the Chatham House rule and participation was by invitation only.
A summary of the discussions is attached below.