United Nations


The functions of OPMI include the coordination of Ireland’s international reporting requirements relating to racism and integration including those under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD)

Ireland's combined Fifth to Seventh periodic reports to the UNCERD Committee are due to be submitted in 2014.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Working Group on Resettlement

This Office is represented on the Working Group on Resettlement which brings together Governments and the UNHCR twice yearly in Geneva to discuss resettlement priorities worldwide and to share best practice in resettlement. In 2013, the forum only met once from 6-7 February 2013.

Annual Tripartite Consultations

Representatives of OPMI attended the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Refugee Resettlement in Geneva from 1-3 July 2013 where States, NGOs and UNHCR discuss matters relating to World Refugee Populations with a specific focus on resettlement priorities.






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