Call For Input: Thematic Priorities Of The Special Rapporteur On The Human Rights Of Internally Displaced Persons


The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur, invites all representatives of States, including central and local authorities, national human rights institutions, human rights defenders, civil society organizations, academics, UN agencies, internally displaced persons, host communities, and other stakeholders to share their views and thoughts on her proposed thematic priorities for the implementation of her mandate, which she will detail in her forthcoming report to the General Assembly.


The Special Rapporteur will examine from an intersectional perspective how different groups are impacted by major drivers of displacement and to what extent their participation and specific needs are addressed as part of the process to deliver durable solutions to their displacement. She will study displacement drivers, barriers to, and catalysts for protection and enjoyment of human rights, and durable solution on the following themes:

  • Climate change and internal displacement
  • Internal displacement due to generalized violence, including the role of criminal violence
  • Internally displaced persons and peace negotiations, mediation and peace processes, and peacebuilding
  • Sustainable integration and/or reintegration into the communities in which they settle or return to.

The Special Rapporteur wishes to identify aspects of these themes that merit a particular focus by the mandate, including issues that may have been neglected by other stakeholders or challenges which are particularly complex to resolve.

How inputs will be used

Please note that all submissions will be published by default unless confidentiality is expressly requested.

Input/comments may be sent by e-mail/fax/postal mail. They must be received by 12 June 2023 18:00 CEST.

Inputs received after this deadline will not be disregarded, but it may not be possible to take them fully into consideration in the report drafting process.

Email address:

Email subject line:
Input for report on thematic priorities of the SR IDPs

Word limit:
2000 words

Additional supporting materials, such as reports, academic studies, and other types of background materials may be annexed to the submission.

File formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted languages:
English, Spanish, French

Postal address:
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland