25 September 2009
AU Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons
Uganda will host the African Union's Special Summit on Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa from 19-23 October 2009. A principal item on the agenda is the consideration and adoption of the Draft AU Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. For more background information on the summit and its objectives, read the Information Note and the lead article in UNHCR's Highlights from Addis newsletter.
IDPs in Africa
AU Convention on Internal Displacement
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