25th Anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement - Online Global Event

Agenda Highlights of the Online Global Event:

  • Keynote address by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Paula Gaviria
  • Moderated panel discussion including Francis M Deng, the first Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons and under whose guidance the Guiding Principles were developed. Mr. Deng will be joined alongside his former Senior Adviser, Roberta Cohen.
  • Panelists will also include representatives of government, civil society, and internally displaced persons, as well as Cecilia Jimenez and Chaloka Beyani - both former Special Rapporteurs and members of the IDP Protection Expert Group.
  • Closing remarks by the Special Adviser to the UN SG on Solutions to Internal Displacement, Robert Piper
  • The event will be moderated by Sam Cheung, Global Protection Cluster Coordinator
  • Interventions from the floor are welcome.
  • Interpretation will be available in French, Spanish and Arabic.