In September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 71/1, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which called for a preparatory process consisting of global, regional, and thematic consultation leading to intergovernmental negotiations in 2018 on two Global Compacts, on refugees and migrants.

 

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

 

The preparatory process for the Global Compact on Migration is now underway, with the President of the General Assembly organizing a series of informal thematic discussions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organizational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly.

 

An informational note about the preparatory process is available here.

 

A process for non-ECOSOC accredited organizations to apply for special accreditation to the consultative process for the Global Compact on Migration was open from 14 March – 17 April 2017. This process is now closed and a list of approved organisations is available here.

 

The registration process for ECOSOC accredited organisations is ongoing, and is available here.

 

For more information on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, please visit the main Global Compact webpage:  https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/migration-compact

 

If you are interested in contributing to this Global Compact process or would like further information, please contact IDC Advocacy Coordinator Ben Lewis at [email protected].org.

 

 

Global Compact on Refugees

 

The preparatory process for the Global Compact on Refugees will informally begin with the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, which are dedicated in 2017 to the theme “From global responsibility to local action – implementing the comprehensive refugee response framework”.

 

For more information on the Global Compact on Refugees, please see the Concept Note prepared by UNHCR available here.  UNHCR has also prepared a “Roadmap” for thematic discussions taking place in 2017, which is available here.

 

If you are interested in contributing to this Global Compact process or would like further information, please contact IDC Advocacy Coordinator Ben Lewis at [email protected].