A Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration has been negotiated. Arriving to this point has been a long process of consultation, negotiations and advocacy. Cecilie Kern, our dedicated staff member has engaged and advocated our position through the whole process together with other NGO’s including the NGO Committee on Migration. Visit the NGO Committee Update where you can read the final version of the Global Compact.
Civil Society has 7 areas of concern
- Distinction between regular and irregular migrants
- Migrants in vulnerable situations
- Right to privacy
- Child immigration detention
- Implementation, review, and follow-up mechanisms
A Joint Civil Society Statement was delivered at the Conclusion of Negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, New York, July 13, 2018 Click HERE for the content of the letter outlining the achievements of the Global Compact, some concerns and the list of signatures. You can also read the statement of Franciscan International.
The NGO Committee on Migration together with other NGO’s published a booklet ‘I am a child! highlighting children’s rights in the migration process. You find this interesting and something to add to our Child Protection Policies.
There were 5 issues of GCM Gender – a Guidance note series for Governments that are worth reviewing.
- 5 Challenges – 5 Actions
- Gender-Responsive Access to Services and to Justice
- Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Children and Families
- Realizing Human Rights
- Implementing a Gender-Responsive Global Compact for Migration
Some reflections from social media on the achievements of multilateralism and the new Global Compact on Migration.