UNGPID - a rights-based approach to development

Kalamansig delegation
Delegation from the Municipality of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat actively participated in the planning workshop for disaster response, protection and rehabilitation of the IDPs in their respective area. The activity was recently conducted on June 17-19, 2009 at Grand Ficus Plaza Hotel, Kidapawan City

THE CHALLENGE OF ACHIEVING sustainable peace and development has become increasingly complex and demanding. Mindanao has become a national concern given the armed conflict that hit several provinces in Mindanao last year that attracted international attention such that peace building efforts and development initiatives were directed at the affected areas by various local and international humanitarian agencies.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (UNGPID) is now taking place in Mindanao conflict areas - as an awareness campaign to the humanitarian service providers. UNGPID is a comprehensive legal framework for the protection of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), which was submitted to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on its 54th session in 1998.

UNGPID is intended to serve as an international standard guide to governments as well as international humanitarian and development agencies in providing assistance and protection to IDPs. It is a rights-based approach to development.

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