The present report is the last by Walter Kälin, the current Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, whose mandate ends in October 2010. It is presented in accordance with General Assembly resolution 62/153, Human Rights Council resolution 6/32, and the most recent Council resolution 14/6, adopted June 2010, extending the mandate for another three-year period.
The report provides an overview of the main activities of the Representative during the period from August 2009 to July 2010. It also contains a thematic section on the responsibility of States to provide humanitarian assistance and the corresponding rights of internally displaced persons, an issue closely linked to that of humanitarian access.
[The U.S. seeks] to portray Iran as a criminal enterprise, not just as another bad country but as a rogue state that is engaged in horrible crimes across the region.... We are moving from a position of accommodation to one of confrontation across multiple fronts.