South Sudan marks the first anniversary of its accession to the Kampala Convention
UNHCR, 10 Jun 2020
This week South Sudan is marking the first anniversary of its accession to the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, also known as the Kampala
Convention. The Kampala Convention is the first continent-wide legally binding instrument for the protection and assistance of IDPs in the world. It was adopted at a meeting of the African Union in October 2009. In 2019 South Sudan became the 28th country, ratifying the Convention.
UNHCR has issued a press release highlighting the importance of enacting the Convention within the national IDP legal framework of South Sudan, which is available on the link above.