Innovative global governance for Internally Displaced Persons

Refugees Disasters War Humanitarian assistance internal displacement

The number of internally displaced persons is at a record high, with most living in protracted displacement. While the humanitarian response in emergency situations is more effective than a decade ago, overall governance — the set of norms, institutions and processes necessary to address internal displacement — remains weak.

Using the 1998 UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement as the normative point of reference, this paper addresses several questions:

  • What governance gaps and challenges exist in responses to internal displacement?
  • Are there promising new approaches to internal displacement?
  • How can we build on these approaches to make responses more reliable and effective?
Publication Details
World Refugee Council Research Paper No. 10
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