UN resolutions

The relevance of JIPS as a global profiling hub has been recognized and reiterated through several UN resolutions, including:

1. UN Human Rights Council Resolutions A/HRC/20/L.14 (June 2012) and A/HRC/RES/32/11 (July 2016) on the Human Rights of IDPs

The resolution A/HRC/20/L.14 emphasizes "the importance of the effective collection of data, disaggregated by age, sex, diversity and location, on internally displaced persons for the protection of their human rights, the implementation of durable solutions and the assessment of their specific needs and vulnerabilities, and encourages Governments to use, on a voluntary basis, the services of the Inter-Agency Joint Internally Displaced Person Profiling Service , which has been set up to offer technical support in this regard". (Article 24)

This resolution is important because:

  • It emphasises the value of collecting disaggregated data on internally displaced persons, as well as the role this information plays in implementing durable solutions;
  • It represents a strengthened commitment by UN member states to address the problems faced by IDPs in conflict and natural disaster settings;
  • It is independent from the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs;
  • It urges Governments to employ the services of JIPS for technical support.

 

2. UN General Assembly Resolutions A/C.3/68/L.63/Rev.1 (Nov 2013), A/RES/70/165 (Dec 2015) and A/C.3/72/L.46/Rev.1 (Nov 2017) on the protection of and assistance of IDPs

Resolution (A/RES/70/165) "recognizes the need to collect reliable disaggregated data, including data disaggregated by sex, age and location, on internally displaced persons and the impact of long-term displacement on host communities in order to improve policy, programming and response to internal displacement and, in this respect, the relevance of the inter-agency Joint Internally Displaced Person Profiling Service […]” (Article 33)

Resolution (A/C.3/68/L.63/Rev.1) also “encourages Governments, members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, United Nations humanitarian coordinators and country teams to ensure the provision of reliable data on internal displacement situations, collaborating with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, requesting the support of the Joint Internally Displaced Person Profiling Service and providing financial resources, as appropriate in these respects.” (Article 28)

Resolution A/C.3/72/L.46/Rev.1 furthermore "encourages Member States, members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, United Nations humanitarian coordinators and country teams to contribute to the provision of reliable data on internal displacement situations, with the cooperation of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the technical support and assistance of the Joint Internally Displaced Person Profiling Service, and to provide financial resources, as appropriate, in these respects." (Article 37)