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Annual thematic reports

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
2023 GA 78th session Thematic priorities of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Paula Gaviria Betancur A/78/245
HRC 53rd session Vision and thematic priorities: addressing new challenges and consolidating gains A/HRC/53/35
2022 GA 77th session Reflections of the Special Rapporteur on her tenure and development-induced displacement and the human rights of internally displaced persons A/77/182
HRC 50th session The right of internally displaced persons to participate in electoral processes, particularly the right to vote and to stand in elections 

A/HRC/50/24

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2021 GA 76th session Prevention of arbitrary displacement in situations of armed conflict and generalized violence A/76/169

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HRC 47th session Housing, land and property issues in the context of internal displacement

A/HRC/47/37

2020 GA 75th session Internal displacement in the context of the slow-onset adverse effects of climate change

A/75/2017

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HRC 44th session Persons with disabilities in the context of internal displacement

A/HRC/44/41

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2019 GA 74th session Protection of internally displaced children

A/74/261

A/74/261/Corr.1 - Corrigendum

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HRC 41st session Internal 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

2018 GA 73rd session Internal displacement and transitional justice

A/73/173

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

A/HRC/38/39

2017 GA 72nd session Thematic priorities and enhancing the participation of IDPs

A/72/202

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

A/HRC/35/27

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

A/71/279

HRC 32nd session Progress and challenges relating to the human rights of IDPs

A/HRC/32/35

2015 GA 70th session Governance structures for internal displacement

A/70/334

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

A/HRC/29/34

2014 GA 69th session Achieving durable solutions for internally displaced persons in urban settings A/69/295
HRC 26th session The Kampala Convention: a road map for action

A/HRC/26/33

A/HRC/26/33/Corr.1

2013 GA 68th session Durable 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
HRC 23th session Internally displaced women: progress, challenges and the way ahead

A/HRC/23/44

2012 GA 67th session Evolution, challenges and trends in internal displacement

A/67/289

HRC 19th session A more systematized and equitable response to internally displaced persons outside camps 

A/HRC/19/54

2011 GA 66th session Climate change and internal displacement

A/66/285

HRC 16th session Looking forward: addressing new challenges and consolidating gains

A/HRC/16/43

2010 HRC 13rd session Internal 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

2009 GA 64th session Climate change and displacement

A/64/214

HRC 10th session The 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

2008 GA 63rd session Tenth 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

HRC 8th session Review of the background to the mandate, major achievements and outline of future work

A/HRC/8/6

2007 GA 62nd session Internal displacement and peace processes

A/62/227

HRC 4th session Evolution 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

2006 GA 61st session The 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

2005 GA 60th session Internal displacement as a result of natural disasters

A/60/338

Commission on Human Rights 61st session The 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

2004 Commission on Human Rights 60th session Progress 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

2003 Commission 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

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

E/CN.4/2002/95

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

A/56/168

Commission on Human Rights 57th session Regional Workshop on Internal Displacement
in the South Caucasus

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

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

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

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

A/54/409

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

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

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

A/51/483

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

A/50/558

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

A/49/538

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

A/48/579

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