Iraq Protection Cluster - Aide Memoire on Principles of Voluntary Return in Safety and Dignity

The Office of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq acknowledges the commitment of the Government of Iraq to protect the rights of all Iraqi citizens, including the right of freedom of movement and the right to return to their homes. Further acknowledging the enormous challenges the Government of Iraq faces in providing for the protection and safety of its citizens, including its legitimate security concerns in the context of the recent displacement, the Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator reaffirms the commitment of the Humanitarian Country Team to support the Government to ensure the safety and well-being of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in all phases of displacement, including return. In this spirit, the United Nations takes this opportunity to draw attention to essential elements, in line with international standards, for voluntary return in safety and dignity.