30 April 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

GCR news:

The second draft of the Global Compact on Refugees was posted today. Here is a summary of the main differences between drafts 1 and 2.

The third formal consultation took place 10-11 April 2018. Here are the AHC's opening remarks and NGO statements. Additional statements can be found here.

The fourth formal consultation is scheduled for 8-10 May 2018.

GCM news:

The fourth round of Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration will be held in New York on 14-18 May 2018. No details have been made available yet.


Amnesty International Public Statement on the Global Compact on Refugees (April 2018) [text]

"The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: A Commentary," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 18 April 2018 [abstract]

*Delegates Debate Scope of Migration Compact (SDG Knowledge Hub, April 2018) [text]

European Parliament Resolution of 18 April 2018 on Progress on the UN Global Compacts for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees [text]

Global Compact on Migration (People Move Blog, April 2018) [text]

[Interview with Guy Goodwill-Gill on the GCR] (Zolberg Institute, April 2018) [access]
- Follow link for video.

Issue Brief on the Global Compact on Refugees: Establishing Effective Mechanisms for Responsibility-Sharing (Refugees International, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Making the Global Compacts Work: What Future for Refugees and Migrants?, Policy Brief, no. 6 (Kaldor Centre & Zolberg Institute, April 2018) [text]
- Also available are a podcast and video of the event launching this new policy brief.

Much Ground to Cover at Upcoming Global Compact (Global Initiative, April 2018) [text]

On the Way to a Global Compact on Refugees - The “Zero Draft”: A Positive, but Not Yet Sufficient Step, SWP Comment, no. 18 (German Inst. for International & Security Affairs, April 2018) [text]

UN Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees Lack Ambition (Huffington Post, April 2018) [text]

*UN Member States Discuss First Draft of Refugee Global Compact (SDG Knowledge Hub, April 2018) [text]

We Must Answer 3 Key Questions on Refugee Responsibility-Sharing (Refugees Deeply, April 2018) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (4 April 2018)

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