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 2018-2020 term, the CoM is focusing on four areas, each of which is being addressed by a Subcommittee:

  • Implementation, Follow-Up, and Review (IFUR) Processes for the Global Compact for 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 Road to Adoption of the Global Compact for Migration
From February to July 2018, the CoM was deeply engaged in the final phase in the development processes for the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees. The drafts of each Compact and various interventions sponsored by the NGO CoM are available on our page on “Global Compact Processes” under the “Advocacy Fora” heading of our main menu.

From August to December 2018, the Committee will focus on encouraging broad adoption of the Global Compact for Migration by UN Member States and partnership with those who have already voiced their support to develop concrete proposals for its implementation.

Our Latest Advocacy Document
We have just released a compendium of good practices for UN Member States to use as a reference as they examine how they can negotiate and implement a Global Compact for Migration that  addresses drivers of forced migration, protects vulnerable groups of migrants (especially children and those fleeing the negative impacts of climate change and disasters), and promotes social inclusion of migrants within their borders. Our document, entitled Putting Word into ACTion: Concrete Policies and Practices for the Implementation of a Civil Society Vision for the Global Compact, is a companion to the Civil Society Action Committee’s broader agenda for the Global Compact process as detailed in the Ten Acts for the Global Compact.

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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!