Annual thematic reports of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

The Special Rapporteur submits annual thematic reports to the June session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and to the General Assembly (GA) in October. Thematic reports document the Special Rapporteur’s findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.  


Year Presented Subject of the report Report and related links
2020GA 75th sessionInternal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change

A/75/2017

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2020HRC 44th sessionPersons with disabilities in the context of internal displacement

A/HRC/44/41

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2019GA 74th sessionProtection of internally displaced children

A/74/261

A/74/261/Corr.1 - Corrigendum

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2019HRC 41st sessionInternal displacement and the role of national human rights institutions

A/HRC/41/40

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Global and national activities under the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

A/HRC/41/40/Add.1

2018GA 73rd sessionInternal displacement and transitional justice

A/73/173

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2018HRC 38th sessionTwentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: an agenda for strategic and joint action

A/HRC/38/39

2017GA 72nd sessionThematic priorities and enhancing the participation of IDPs

A/72/202

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2017HRC 35th sessionRoadmap for the next three years: thematic priorities of the new mandate-holder

A/HRC/35/27

2016GA 71st sessionOutcomes and commitments on internal displacement of the World Humanitarian Summit

A/71/279

2016HRC 32nd sessionProgress and challenges relating to the human rights of IDPs

A/HRC/32/35

2015GA 70th sessionGovernance structures for internal displacement

A/70/334

2015HRC 29th sessionHuman rights of internally displaced persons in the context of the Post-2015 development agenda

A/HRC/29/34

2014GA 69th sessionAchieving durable solutions for internally displaced persons in urban settings A/69/295

2014HRC 26th sessionThe Kampala Convention: a road map for action

A/HRC/26/33

A/HRC/26/33/Corr.1

2013GA 68th sessionDurable solutions for internally displaced persons: advancing the agenda: addressing the role of humanitarian and development actors in achieving durable solutions for internally displaced persons through peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict A/68/225

2013HRC 23th sessionInternally displaced women: progress, challenges and the way ahead

A/HRC/23/44

2012GA 67th sessionEvolution, challenges and trends in internal displacement

A/67/289

2012HRC 19th sessionA more systematized and equitable response to internally displaced persons outside camps 

A/HRC/19/54

2011GA 66th sessionClimate change and internal displacement

A/66/285

2011HRC 16th sessionLooking forward: addressing new challenges and consolidating gains

A/HRC/16/43

2010HRC 13rd sessionInternal displacement in 2010: What are the major challenges?
Framework on durable solutions for internally displaced persons

A/HRC/13/21

Framework on durable solutions for internally displaced persons

A/HRC/13/21/Add.4

2009GA 64th sessionClimate change and displacement

A/64/214

2009HRC 10th sessionThe status of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement 10 years after their submission to the Commission on Human Rights; the protection of persons displaced by natural disaster; and the inclusion of the issue of internal displacement and the people it affects in peace processes

A/HRC/10/13

Protection of internally displaced persons in situations of natural disasters

A/HRC/10/13/Add.1

High-level conference on “Ten years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement - achievements and future challenges” (Oslo, 16 and 17 October 2008): summary of the Conference Chair

A/HRC/10/13/Add.3

2008GA 63rd sessionTenth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement: major accomplishments of the past decade and remaining challenges to improved protection for the rights of displaced persons

A/63/286

2008HRC 8th sessionReview of the background to the mandate, major achievements and outline of future work

A/HRC/8/6

2007GA 62nd sessionInternal displacement and peace processes

A/62/227

2007HRC 4th sessionEvolution of the conceptual and normative framework on the protection of the internally displaced

A/HRC/4/38

Operational Guidelines on Human Rights and Natural Disasters

A/HRC/4/38/Add.1

First Regional Conference on Internal Displacement in West Africa (Abuja - 26-28 April 2006)

A/HRC/4/38/Add.4

2006GA 61st sessionThe mandate to engage in dialogue with Governments, mainstream the human rights of IDPs into all parts of the United Nations system and promote the dissemination, recognition and use of the Guiding Principles.

A/61/276

2005GA 60th sessionInternal displacement as a result of natural disasters

A/60/338

2005Commission on Human Rights 61st sessionThe meaning and challenges of “protection” for IDPs

E/CN.4/2005/84

Inter-Governmental Conference on internal displacement in the Americas (Mexico City, 18-20 February, 2004)

E/CN.4/2005/124

2004Commission on Human Rights 60th sessionProgress and future challenges for the mandate

E/CN.4/2004/77

Conference on Internal Displacement in the IGAD Sub-Region, Experts Meeting (30 August – 1 September 2003 )

E/CN.4/2004/77/Add.4

2003Commission on Human Rights 59th session

Tenth year of the mandate - Progress made over the last decade and the challenges that remain to be overcome in responding effectively to the global crisis of internal displacement

E/CN.4/2003/86

International Conference on Internal Displacement in the Russian Federation

E/CN.4/2003/86/Add.5

Seminar on Internal Displacement in Southern Sudan

E/CN.4/2003/86/Add.6

2002Commission on Human Rights 58th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

E/CN.4/2002/95

2001GA 56th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/56/168

2001Commission on Human Rights 57th sessionRegional Workshop on Internal Displacement
in the South Caucasus

E/CN.4/2001/5/Add.2

2000Commission on Human Rights 56th sessionWorkshop on Implementing the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (Bogotá, Colombia - 27 to 29 May 1999)

E/CN.4/2000/83/Add.2

1999GA 54th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/54/409

1999Commission on Human Rights 55th sessionWorkshop on Internal Displacement in Africa (Addis Ababa, 19-20 October 1998)

E/CN.4/1999/79/Add.2

1996GA 51st sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/51/483

1995GA 50th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/50/558

1994GA 49th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/49/538

1993GA 48th sessionMain developments in relation to the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons

A/48/579