Walter Kalin, the representative of the secretary-general, is the latest name on a growing list of international envoys to visit that country for a firsthand look at the humanitarian situation in the wake of the Russian-Georgian fighting.
The OHCHR says Kalin "will engage with a wide range of actors" that includes government officials, civil society and international organizations, and internally displaced persons.
After launching his trip in Tbilisi, Kalin hopes to visit the Gori area of central Georgia. The OHCHR adds that Kalin "hopes to be able to also visit Tskhinvali and surrounding conflict-affected areas in the near future."
He is expected to produce "concrete recommendations" for the UN's Human Rights Council to address the problems of IDPs in Georgia.