Geneva 10 December 2008
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Let me begin by extending my sincere
thanks to you for participating in the second Dialogue on Protection Challenges.
The inaugural Dialogue focused on refugee
protection and international migration. There will be a side event tomorrow
to look in more detail into its impact, which for UNHCR included the re-examination
and additional resourcing of several key operations.
It is my hope that participants will
approach this Dialogue, on protracted refugee situations, in the same spirit