• The willingness of the Colombian government to acknowledge serious concerns regarding human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in the country.
  • A commitment from companies and the Colombian government to work collaboratively to protect and respect human rights by:

    1. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
    2. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.
    3. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

    a. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    b. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.

    c. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement, as opposed to perfection. To this end, the CME has developed a verification mechanism that is applied annually by CME members.
  • Knowledge generation from the articulation of experiences, perspectives and best practices on crucial issues for the operation in the territory. This research is disseminated to working group members.

High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Resources

Introduction

The High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement was established by the UN Secretary-General to prompt action to prevent, respond and solve the world’s internal displacement crises.

ICVA works to keep its members closely informed of the developments leading to the launching of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and stepped in to ensure the Panel, its Secretariat and the Expert Advisory Group benefit from inputs from NGOs and civil society at large.

On this page you will find resources related to ICVA’s work with its members on the High-Level Panel.

Resources
NGO statements
4 August 2020
NGO letter supporting extension of HLP on IDP
Subject/ Forced migration /
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Description

Faced with many challenges linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panel’s work has been largely disrupted since March 2020. In this context, coordinated by ICVA and InterAction, 31 NGOs signed a letter to the UN Secretary-General supporting the extension of the Panel’s timeframe so that it can complete its work adequately. Dated 4 August 2020, the letter calls for the extension.

NGO statements on the High Level Panel on Internal Displacement
25 February 2020
NGO statements on the High Level Panel on Internal Displacement
Subject/ Forced migration /
Statements
Description

ICVA has worked to keep its members closely informed of the developments leading to the launching of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement and stepped in to ensure the Panel, its Secretariat and the Expert Advisory Group benefit from inputs from NGOs and civil society at large.

Below are NGO statements, coordinated by ICVA, on the High Level Panel on Internal Displacement:

Terms of reference
1 December 2019
Terms of Reference: High Level Panel on Internal Displacement (December 2019)
Subject/ Forced migration /
TOR HLP IDP
Description