19 June 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up



The fifth formal consultation on the Global Compact on Refugees was held 12-13 June 2018. Here are opening remarks from the AHC and an article from the SDG Knowledge Hub.

The sixth and final consultation will take place 3-4 July 2018.


The fifth round of Intergovernmental Consultations on the Global Compact for Migration took place from 4-8 June 2018. These two SDG Knowledge Hub articles provide additional information on what was discussed: article 1article 2.

The sixth and final round is scheduled for 9-13 July 2018.

Events & opportunites:

Conference: The Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: Advances and Pitfalls, Geneva, 21 June 2018 [info]

Meeting: Temporary Labour Migration and the UN Global Compact for Migration: From Guest Workers to Immigrants?, Florence, Italy, 22 June 2018 [info]

CFP: International Migration [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Global Compacts on Refugees and on Migration." Submit abstract & CV by 30 June 2018.


"A Global Compact: What Difference Will It Make?," Article in Chatham House Expert Perspectives 2018: Risks and Opportunities in International Affairs (Chatham House, June 2018) [text]
- Scroll to p. 66.

The Global Migration Compact Faces Challenges as the Final Countdown Begins (CGD Blog, June 2018) [text]

*Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: The Role of States, UN Agencies, and Civil Society (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, June 2018) [text]

*Justice and Protection for Refugees: Building on the UN’s Global Compact (Islamic Relief, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New Paradigm of National Ownership: Some Thoughts on GCR Draft 3 (Forced Migration Forum, June 2018) [text]

Strengthening the Global Compact on Refugees for Women and Girls (Refugees International, June 2018) [text]

To Whom Does the Global Compact Apply? Some Thoughts on GCR Draft 3 (Forced Migration Forum, June 2018) [text]

The UN's 'Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework': Actually a 'Contingent Refugee Assistance Project', London, 21 May 2018 [info]
- A podcast of this seminar is available here.

Will It Make a Difference? Towards a Global Compact on Refugees That Actually Works (International Rescue Committee, June 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Will the Global Compact on Refugees Address the Gap in International Refugee Law Concerning Burden Sharing? (EJIL: Talk Blog, June 2018) [text]

The World’s First Global Migration Agreement: A View from the Negotiations (ODI, June 2018) [text]


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

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