18 May 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

GCM news:

Delegates completed their fourth round of negotiations today. The programme of work for this round was laid out in the co-facilitators' letter. Also due to be discussed was a proposal for a capacity-building mechanism. A number of side events were also scheduled. For an overview, see this SDG Knowledge Hub article.

GCR news:

The fourth formal consultation was held 8-10 May 2018; participants discussed draft 2 of the global compact on refugees. Here are opening remarks made by the HC and the AHC, and NGO statements. See also this SDG Knowledge Hub article for an overview of the discussions. Visit UNHCR's web site for written comments on the second draft and contributions to the fourth round of consultations.


UN’s Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in December– What is at Stake?, Stockholm, 24 May 2018 [info]

The Global Compact for Refugees, Geneva, 28 May 2018 [info]

Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: The Global Compact on Refugees, New York, 7 June 2018 [info]


A Dialogue on How City Leadership Views the Global Compact (International Peace Institute, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: Will It Live Up to Its Name? (Center for Migration Studies, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Migration from a Development Perspective: Views from a Meeting of Experts (People Move Blog, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: Why We Need Development Partners (April 2018) [access]
- Follow link for videos.

A Global Compact to Return Migrants? (openDemocracy, May 2018) [text]

Governments Exchange Views on Refugee Compact’s Second Draft (SDG Knowledge Hub, May 2018) [text]

How to Fulfil the Promise of the Global Compact for Migration with a More Effective Roadmap in Human Rights Protection (openDemocracy, May 2018) [text]

Making Migration Great Again: Challenges and Opportunities of the UN Global Compact for Migration, Geneva, 8 May 2018 [info]
- Video of this presentation is now available.

Migration Agreement Must Close “Protection Gaps” That Affect Vulnerable People (ICMC, May 2018) [text]

Negotiations Over a New “Global Compact on Refugees” are Reaching a Critical Stage (UN Dispatch, May 2018) [text]

Responsibility-sharing for Refugees: Lessons from Policy and Practice for the Global Compact on Refugees, Webinar, 19 April 2018
- Request a copy of the recording from ICVA: Secretariat@icvanetwork.org.

Without US Leadership, What is the Future for Refugees and Migrants? (Kaldor Centre, May 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (30 April 2018)

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