Integrating Internal Displacement in Peace Processes and Agreements
|Title||Integrating Internal Displacement in Peace Processes and Agreements|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Guide for mediators focusing specifically on incorporating internal displacement in peace initiatives|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Number of Pages||85 pp.|
|Publisher||Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement and United States Institute of Peace (USIP)|
This guide provides mediators and their teams with practical guidance on integrating the human rights and interests of internally displaced persons (IDPs) into peace processes and peace agreements. Achieving such integration will not only safeguard the rights and interests of IDPs as stakeholders in a peace process but also assist mediators in fulfilling their core mission of helping the parties to the conflict reach a negotiated and sustainable settlement. By engaging IDPs in the peace process and integrating their interests in any agreed-upon settlement, mediators can create broader "buy in" and ownership of the process. By addressing durable solutions to internal displacement - i.e., return, local integration, or settlement in another part of the country - mediators can enhance the prospects of securing a viable agreement, sustaining its implementation, and building peace.