Established for the first time in 2019, the Pro-tempore Presidency is an internal MIRPS mechanism that fosters ownership and leadership among participating States in the implementation of the framework. With annual and rotational terms, the Pro-tempore Presidency seeks to strengthen the regional and national dynamics for shared-responsibility among MIRPS countries and with other actors. This includes cooperating States, civil society, other sub-regional mechanisms and the private sector.
The aim is to generate a positive impact in the lives of displaced communities and their hosts. Each Presidency develops an annual work plan and coordinates the MIRPS, with support from the UNHCR-OAS Technical Secretariat.