Tripartite Agreement Unhcr

The signing of the tripartite agreement also established the tripartite commission to oversee the implementation phase of the agreement and to ensure that the practical modalities for implementing the terms of the agreement are developed. The Commission will be made up of officials from all three parties. This tripartite agreement is an important step in preparing the conditions for a safe, voluntary, dignified and lasting return of Rohingya refugees. It is in line with the statement of the President of the Security Council dated 6 November 2017 and the security council press statement of 9 May. Earlier this week, the governments of Kenya, Somalia and UNHCR signed a tripartite agreement to establish a legal framework for the voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya and their reintegration into Somalia. According to UNHCR, more than 500,000 Somali refugees are currently living in Kenya. France welcomes today`s agreement between the civilian government of Burma, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The NGOs welcomed the agreement, but stressed that they hope that all three parties will understand that the current context in Somalia is not conducive to the mass return of refugees. “Few parts of Somalia are safe to return,” the NGOs said. Raessa Touraire Ngou, Reporting Assistant: NGOU@unhcr.org – 237 693 01 73 80; In addition, the agreement provides for the establishment of a tripartite commission to oversee repatriation through regular visits to the camps, consultations with refugee management and visits to return areas.

The first tripartite agreement was concluded in Hungary in 2006. A similar agreement was signed in September 2007 in Slovakia, Romania in July 2008, Slovenia in October 2008, Poland in October 2008 and Bulgaria in April 2010. Kabami Kalumiya, Head of Associated External Relations: kalumiya@unhcr.org – 237 691 14 12 26 The agreement, which will be in force for the next three years, entrusts Kenya with the responsibility of simplifying immigration procedures and procedures and facilitating departure. The Somali government should take administrative, judicial and security measures to ensure the return and reintegration of refugees without fear of harassment, intimidation, persecution, discrimination, prosecution or other sanctions.