Country visits are a particularly important aspect of the mandate as they provide a means for assessing the extent to which the protection needs of the internally displaced are being met in specific situations and for engaging with Governments, non-state actors, international and local humanitarian agencies, local civil society, displaced persons, and other interested actors.
To date, Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons Walter Kälin (appointed September 2004) has undertaken visits: in 2005 to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia , Nepal , Serbia and Montenegro, and Sudan; in 2006 to Georgia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia and Colombia; in 2007 to Sri Lanka, Central African Republic, and Azerbaijan; in 2008 to Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Georgia; in 2009 to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad Somalia and Georgia,; in 2010 to Yemen and Azerbaijan. Full reports on these visits are available under the rubric 'Documents' or 'Country Visits' in this website, as are the Representative’s preliminary impressions from each visit under the rubric 'Press Releases.' He has requested future visits to CAR and Iraq in 2010
Reports from country missions of the former Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Francis M. Deng (1992-2010), are listed here in reverse chronological order.
To access the reports in all the official languages, please copy the relevant document code, click on "Categorized Search", and paste it in the “Symbol Number” Field or alternatively search under "Documents"