The objectives of the IDP Convention



  • Promote and strengthen regional and national measures to prevent or mitigate, prohibit and eliminate root causes of internal displacement as well as provide for durable solutions;
  • Establish a legal framework for preventing internal displacement, where possible, and protecting and assisting internally displaced persons in Africa.
  • Establish a legal framework for solidarity, cooperation, promotion of durable solutions and mutual support between the state parties to combat displacement and address its consequences;
  • Provide for the obligations and responsibilities of the states parties, with respect to the prevention of internal displacement and protection of, and assistance, to internally displaced persons;
  • Provide for the respective obligations, responsibilities and roles of armed groups, non-state actors and other relevant actors, including civil society organizations, with respect to the prevention of internal displacement and protection of, and assistance to, internally displaced persons.

    After adoption, a plan of action will be put in place to implement the convention.

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    SOURCE: African Union Commission

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