Humanitarian social and environment issues


The Heads of State and Government of Member States of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region during the signing of the Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region, committed to finding lasting solutions to guarantee protection and assistance to populations affected by political conflicts in the Great Lakes Region as well as by humanitarian, social and environmental catastrophes by implementing a Programme of Action on Humanitarian, Social and Environmental Issues aimed at:

  • Promoting policies aimed at disaster prevention, protection, assistance and the search for durable solutions for refugees and internally displaced persons as well as their environment.
  • Promoting relevant policies to guarantee access to basic social services by the populations affected by conflicts and effects of natural disasters.
1. Framework for Disaster Preparedness, Protection and Assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons and their Environment
  • Compliance with international, regional Human Rights Instruments;
  • Protection, Assistance and search for lasting solutions for displaced Populations;
  • Legal Framework on Issues Relating to the Recovery of Lands and Properties of Returning Persons;
  • Environmental Assessment, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Human Settlements.
2. The Resumption of Basic Social Services, Provision of Healthcare and Psycho-social Support to Groups with Special Needs
  • Fight against HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Promotion of Kiswahili
  • Prevention of, Fight against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Violence and Assistance to Victims
The Protocols are:



The International Conference
on the Great Lakes
Region - ICGLR​

For Peace, Security, Stability and Development

The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region - ICGLR

For Peace, Security, Stability and Development