Côte d'Ivoire: UN rights expert to follow up on the situation of internally displaced persons

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissione
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GENEVA, Switzerland, June 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations independent expert Chaloka Beyani will visit Côte d'Ivoire from 16 to 20 June 2014 to undertake a follow up mission to his last visit in July 2012, when he examined the overall situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country.

“During my visit, I will follow up on the recommendations made in my previous reports to the UN Human Rights Council, and gather first-hand information from all parties, including displaced persons and affected communities themselves,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

“I will also look at current challenges and opportunities for durable solutions for IDPs in Côte d'Ivoire, and discuss the progress made with regard to their protection and assistance,” Mr. Beyani added.

The Special Rapporteur will also attend the World Humanitarian Summit regional consultation in Abidjan on 19-20 June.

During his five-day visit, Mr. Beyani will meet with representatives from the Government, UN partners, and civil society, among others.