Protection at Sea

  • Protection at Sea/Refugees

The mission of this Subcommittee is to encourage the protection and empowerment of refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and mixed populations, and to advocate for their human rights in accordance with the United Nations Charter.


  • Activities/Projects

(Fall 2014 onwards)

Preparation for, and support of, the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Initiative on Protection at Sea in conjunction with the December UNHCR Dialogue on Protection Challenges (click here for position paper – “Sea Change Seven”)


Preparation and submission of NGO Committee on Migration proposals for inclusion in the 2015 annual UNHCR-NGO Consultation


Visits to UN Missions to advocate for actions on behalf of refugees, Stateless persons, Internally Displaced persons, and mixed migration flows in emergencies and crises, especially in transit and in crisis crossing borders