Global governance of migration and development News

Global governance of migration and development News

European civil society convenes on GCM – MADE co-organizer

In order to foster representation of civil society working at local and national levels in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) process, IOM has facilitated the organization of seven regional civil society consultations (RCSCs) hosted by civil society from August to October 2017. MADE Partners Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) and MADE Africa were organizing the RCSC for Asia and Africa, respectively.

ICMC statement at the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees

Mantalin Kyrou, Policy Associate at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) delivered a statement on 10 July during the 1st Thematic Discussion on the Global Compact for Refugees. The statement, entitled “Back to the future: Responsibilities we Share, Solutions we Know” welcomed the idea of multiple solutions, with multiple actors to build a Compact worthy of agreement and implementation. Echoing the words of ICMC’s former President Peter Sutherland who urged all to go “back to the future”, it remembered previous humanitarian solutions that made a sizeable impact on the lives of thousands of refugees; including the orderly departure programmes which "offered life-lines" to Vietnamese boat people.

Civil society speaks up for human rights in the Global Compact on Migration

On 8 and 9 May, the first Thematic consultation for the Global Compact on Migration took place at the United Nations Palais in Geneva, focusing on “Human Rights of all Migrants, social inclusion, cohesion, and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance”.

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