Celebrating 20 years of the

Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Celebrating 20 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement


To mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20), a multi-stakeholder 3-year plan was launched, the Plan of Action for Advancing Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020. Internal displacement is a global phenomenon that can affect everyone and we can all help solve it!

 

Sign the GP20 Mission Statement

Help us reach 20,000 signatures to give to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs to use for advancing prevention, protection and solutions for IDPs. Sign the GP20 mission statement

GP20 Newsletter August - October 2019

An update on activities carried out in implementation of the Plan of Action for Prevention, Protection and Solutions for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) 2018–2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP20)

Regional Exchanges

Read the report on the West Africa Regional Exchange on Law and Policy to Prevent and Address Internal Displacement, ECOWAS

Read the GP20 Plan of Action

The 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles is a unique opportunity for us to join our efforts worldwide to re-invigorate national-level action to enhance IDP protection, and to work more concertedly with a broad range of stakeholders on prevention and solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDP Speaker’s corner

Congolese activist dedicates his life to fight for the displaced

Human rights activist Evariste Mfaume, is the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.

Mfaume, 46, has been championing the rights of Congolese people displaced by conflict, but also for refugees and their host communities. He advocates that they be given land to farm to help them generate income and rebuild their lives. For his work, he has been chosen as the regional winner for Africa for the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The prestigious annual prize honours those who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support refugees and displaced people.

“I started this work in a very tough political environment,” explains Mfaume, who has himself been displaced several times with his wife and children. “I have witnessed people getting killed, women getting raped and people’s property looted and destroyed,” he said. “But as a human being, I felt, within me that call, the human dignity, to channel my energy into doing something.” Read Mfaume story here.

Photo Credit: © UNHCR/John Wessels

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