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 & Social Inclusion
  • Climate-Induced Displacement
  • Refugee & Migrant Children

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

 Recent News

The Bridge from Adoption to Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration

As the UN Member States prepare to formally adopt and implement the GCM on 10 December 2018, the Committee is pleased to present Concrete Policies, Practices, and Partnerships to Promote Implementation of the Global Compacts for Migrants and Refugees. This compendium offers a sampling of strategies and actions being undertaken by governments, civil society, and other actors to realize the vision of the New York Declaration, Global Compact for Migration, Global Compact on Refugees, and Sustainable Development Goals. The collection will be built upon over time, especially as governments adopt and begin implementation of the Global Compacts in late 2018 and beyond.

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UNHCR #WithRefugees Campaign

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MICIC Guidelines: Guidelines to Protect Migrants Living in Countries Experiencing Natural Disaster

NGO COM Statement: Positive Effects of Innovative Early Childhood Development Programs on Refugee Youth Resilience

NGO COM Statement to Under Secretary General of WHS: Final version of our letter to Stephen O’Brien, with support from 79 organizations.

NGO COM Statement at the 2016 Commission on Population and Development: Strengthening the Demographic Evidence Base for the Post-2015 Agenda with a Focus on Migration and Future Organization and Methods of Work of the Commission on Population and Development

CSW60 Agreed Conclusions: Relevant Excerpts on Migration

One Humanity: The Report of the Secretary General for the World Humanitarian Summit

NGO CoM’s Emeka Obiezu’s address on International Migrants Day, 2015!