08 December 2017

Thematic Focus: General


Building Partnerships to Respond to the Next Decade’s Migration Challenges (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

Data Bulletins (IOM) [access]
- This new series "aims to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration." Three are currently available. See also related IOM press release.

Effectiveness of Various Refugee Settlement Approaches (GSDRC, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fatal Journeys, vol. 3, part 2: Improving Data on Missing Migrants (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Previously published volumes are available here.

Humanitarian Overview: An Analysis of Key Crises into 2018 (ACAPS, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three New Initiatives to Help You Make Sense of Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

World Migration Report 2018 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [access]
- The 9th in this series, this report "presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. The two parts are intended to provide both overview information that helps to explain migration patterns and processes globally and regionally, and insights and recommendations on major issues that policymakers are or soon will be grappling with." Follow link for full report and infosheets. See also related World Economic Forum blog post.

Global Compacts Round-up:


Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration, Webinar, 12 December 2017 [info]

Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 12-13 December 2017 [info]
- Follow link for schedule, background info and new concept paper. See also related press release.


Commitments and Compromises: Will the World be Able to Secure a Better Deal for Refugees? (openDemocracy, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Editorial: What Can the Global Compact for Refugees Do for Europe & What Can Europe Do for the GCR?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: What Can We Expect? (RI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, Kaldor Centre Conference 2017, Sydney, 24 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Podcasts and papers are now available.

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Migration (IFRC, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Trump Wants out of Global Migration Discussions. Cities Want in (Metropolitan Revolution Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders as Political Will Evaporates: Stock-taking Sessions Begin Next Week on Two New International “Compacts” (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Web resources:

Expert Voice Series (ICMPD) [access]
- Blog series with commentary on both Global Compacts and their various thematic discussions.

Network for Refugee Voices [Facebook page]
- "[A] group of refugee and refugee-led organizations working to contribute to processes and commitments aimed at reforming the international refugee protection regime, including the UN Global Compact on Refugees and Compact for Migration."

Related posts:
- News: Global Compact for Migration (4 Dec. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (29 Nov. 2017)

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