Asylum Capacity Support Group: Promoting partnerships to strengthen national asylum systems

©UNHCR/Dario Bosio

Wednesday, October 12th 2022, 8:30-9:45 CET

Room XXV at the Palais des Nations, Geneva

Refreshments will be served outside of the room prior to the event.

Interpretation in English and French will be available

Against a background of increased forced displacement and unprecedented challenges to asylum systems globally, it is vital that States together with UNHCR and other partners work towards building more adapted and sustainable asylum systems to guarantee the right to seek asylum. This side event draws attention to the positive steps that States have taken and have committed to take, to support asylum systems by addressing support requests and sharing good practices through the Asylum Capacity Support Group and regional mechanisms. For further information, please see:


Mr. Ibrahim Malangoni

Director General

Directorate of the Civil Registry,
Migration and Refugees,
Ministry of Interior and Decentralization, Niger

Mr. Bernardo Laferté

General Coordinator

National Committee for Refugees,
Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Brazil

Ms. Cindy Munro

Minister-Counsellor (Migration and Refugee Affairs)

Permanent Mission of Canada, Geneva

Opening remarks by:

Ms. Gillian Triggs

Assistant High Commissioner for Protection


Moderated by: Ms. Elizabeth Tan, Director of DIP, UNHCR