Unified civil society letter co-drafted by NGO Committee on Migration and global civil society Action Committee puts concerns about the current draft of IMRF Progress Declaration to all UN Member States May 29, 2022.
The letter expresses deep disappointment in relation to Rev 3 of the Progress Declaration. It calls for a reaffirmation of the GCM, acknowledging that detention is never in the best interest of the child, avoiding criminalization of migrants, and additional proposals for Rev 4.
Click here to read the full letter. We encourage you to share this document with your networks and contacts in Permanent Missions to the UN.
Comparison of UN Member States’ draft REV2 of the IMRF Progress Declaration
to Key Priorities of the NGO Committee on Migration + four Subcommittees
Documents and presentations created by the NGO Committee on Migration
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.
Against a rising tide of xenophobia, racism and hostility against migrants and refugees, the CoM Subcommittee on Xenophobia and Social Inclusion has produced a concise infographic for use in advocacy on behalf of migrants. It is available below. Please use and share it widely!
The Brochure for the NGO Committee on Migration can be viewed by clicking here: 2020-2021 CoM Brochure
UN HLPF is measuring progress on achievement of Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) # 1 (no poverty), 2 (zero hunger), 3 (good health and well-being), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), and 17 (partnerships).
“Multistakeholder panel: From the HLPF to the IMRF” Cecilie Kern, Global Policy & Research Advocate, Mercy International Association – Global Action; Vice-Chair, NGO Committee on Migration
Joint oral statement for the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (September 2018)
Statement co-sponsored by CoM and other migration-focused civil society organizations to be read during the first oral debate with the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet
GCM at a Glance: English, Spanish,French (August 2018)
1-page introduction to the Global Compact for Migration, including essential features its purpose, development process, significance, political commitments, and implementation plan
I am a child! (July 2018)
Booklet of guidelines and good practices for the protection of migrant and refugee children’s human rights throughout their lifetimes, particularly with respect to birth registration, education, health, and “firewalls”
Letter to US Ambassador Nikki Haley regarding human rights abuses committed by US immigration officers against migrants on Mexico-US border (26 June 2018)
Reports from the Global Compact for Migration Strategy and Stocktaking Meetings (2-6 December 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Putting Words into ACTion: Concrete Policies and Practices for the Implementation of a Civil Society Vision for the Global Compact (November 2017)
Compendium of good practices developed by the CoM for UN Member States to use as a reference as they examined how to negotiate and implement a Global Compact for Migration that would address drivers of forced migration, protect vulnerable groups of migrants (especially children and those fleeing the negative impacts of climate change and disasters), and promote social inclusion of migrants within their borders
CoM Letter of Support for GA Resolution on Myanmar, written and endorsed by several members of the CoM,was shared with the Permanent Missions to the UN days before Resolution A/C.3/72/L.48 on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was passed by the UN General Assembly.
CoM Response to UN SRSG’s Issue Brief #6 in preparation for the Sixth Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (input to the 12-13 October 2017 thematic session on the GCM on the topic of migration and regular pathways –including decent work, labor mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures–in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject.
CoM Response to UN SRSG’s Issue Brief #5 in preparation for the Fifth Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (input to the 4-5 September 2017 session on the GCM on the topic of smuggling, trafficking, and contemporary forms of slavery–including appropriate identification, protection, and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims–in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject.
CoM Response to UN SRSG’s Issue Brief #4 in preparation for the Fourth Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (input to the 24-25 July 2017 session on the GCM on the topic of contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development–including remittances and portability of earned benefits–in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject)
CoM Response to UN SRSG’s Issue Brief #3 in preparation for the Third Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (input to the 19-20 June 2017 session on international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions–including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration, and reintegration–in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject)
CoM Reponse to the SRSG’s Issue Brief #2 in Preparation for the Second Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact on Migration (input to the 22-23 May 2017 session on drivers of migration– including climate change, natural disasters, and human-made crises–in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject)
CoM Response to the SRSG’s Issue Brief #1 in preparation for the First Thematic Dialogue on the Global Compact on Migration (input to the 8-9 May 2017 session on xenophobia and social inclusion in response to Louise Arbour’s brief on the subject)
NGO CoM Statement for International Human Rights Day (8 December 2015)
Migrants in Crisis in Transit NGO Practitioner Survey Results (September 2015)