Initiating Implementation of the IRIS at Country Level. A Pocket Guide for National Statistical Systems (JIPS, Jan2024) - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service

Initiating Implementation of the IRIS at Country Level. A Pocket Guide for National Statistical Systems (JIPS, Jan2024)

Related Topics: Refugee & IDP statistics

The United Nations Secretary General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement provides a timely reminder of the importance of addressing the effects of internal displacement. The United Nations 2030 Agenda with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has as a fundamental principle to Leave No One Behind, ensuring that everyone gets to enjoy their full human rights and take part in development. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are often amongst the most vulnerable people on this planet, having been forced to flee their homes due to a number of natural or man-made causes.

Until recently, IDPs have been largely invisible in official statistics, making it harder to devise policies and strategies to prevent displacement, assist those affected and provide them with durable solutions to their displacement. With the development of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS), the international statistical community is aiming to make IDPs fully visible in official statistics.

This pocket guide aims to give National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and government agencies within the national statistical system (NSS) a brief overview of the six initial steps to consider when establishing a system for production of IDP statistics in line with the international recommendations.

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