The mission of the NGO Committee on Migration (CoM) is to encourage the protection and promotion of migrants’ human rights in accordance with the United Nations Charter. As a member of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CoNGO), we are in consultative relationship with the United Nations. 

In the 2020-2022 term, the CoM is focusing on four areas, each of which is being addressed by a Subcommittee:

  • Migrants in Vulnerable Situations / Mixed Migration
  • Xenophobia, Racism & Social Inclusion
  • Climate-Induced Displacement
  • Children in Migration

Check out our Subcommittee pages to learn what work we are doing on each of these fronts.

Children in Migration Matter

childreninmigrationmatterChildren in Migration Matter “is the picture of the situation of migrant families and their children in Elmhurst and Corona communities in Queens, NYC.

From the data, the urgent need is apparent for the implementation of Early Childhood Education and Care initiatives. If circulated among local authorities and law makers, this document would facilitate positive actions in this direction. Moreover, it could be proposed as a template for initiatives in other realities around the world.”

Click HERE to print the Children in Migration Matter booklet.    

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 Recent News

Report on our latest survey of NGOs concerning xenophobia and racism. 

On July 8 the Subcommittee on Xenophobia, Racism and Social Inclusion launched a report based on our latest survey of NGOs concerning their efforts to serve migrant communities and help eradicate xenophobia and racism.

CLICK for the complete report.

Survey on Migrant and Refugee Victims of Xenophobia and Intolerance in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The NGO Committee on Migration is requesting responses to a survey prepared by the Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion to assess the impact COVID-19 has had on the migrant population in relation to xenophobia and social exclusion.

The survey is available here in English, Spanish, and French. Please send it out as widely as possible through your networks.

We are seeking replies from NGOs, academia, civil society institutions and United Nations entities in order to obtain as comprehensive data as possible on this essential grassroots work. Please consult the linked survey for an account of how we plan to use the data and publish the results.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. If you have any further questions, please contact

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