AFRICAN UNION CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE SIGNING AND RATIFICATION OF THE AU CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND ASSITANCE TO INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA – KAMPALA CONVENTION
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES
When: 12th to 14th August 2014
Meetings start at 09:30
Where: Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Who: Department of Political Affairs
Purpose: The purpose of the Accra meeting, among others, is to promote the signing and ratification of the Kampala Convention among Member States of the African Union that are yet to do so, and to identify challenges encountered by Member States in ratifying the Convention, as well as provide possible solutions to these challenges.
Expected Results: Enhanced awareness among members of government, officials from ministries and state institutions dealing on displacement issues
Member States are supported in ensuring signature and ratification of the Convention
Create a framework for dialogue and exchange with both state and non-state actors in order to identify common challenges and obstacles to the ratification of the Convention.
Participants: Parliamentarians and high officials dealing with legal and displacement matters in AU Member States, Representatives from National Human Rights Institutions and National Agencies dealing with displacement issues.