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 2016-2018 term, the CoM is focusing on four areas, each of which is being addressed by a Subcommittee:

  • Global Compact on 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.

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Complete our Survey on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion
If you work directly with migrants and refugees, we need your help! Please share your experiences of combating xenophobia or promoting social inclusion of migrants or refugees with a broad audience, by completing our survey on good practices. In order to get the most reliable, first-hand information, we ask that respondents to this survey be those members of your organization who work directly with migrants and or/refugees in a specific location. If your organization has multiple projects, please fill out one form for each project. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All information will remain confidential, unless your organization specifically consents to its being publicized or shared.

The NGO Committee on Migration will select the top five Best Practices submissions for presentation at a special event to be held at UN Headquarters in New York at a time and place to be announced. All responses must be submitted by 20 November 2017.

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Check out the most recent editions of the Weekly Update in our Resources section!

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!