29 November 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

Global Compact for Migration


Parliamentary Conference on Migration in the Lead-up to the Adoption of the Global Compact on Migration, Rabat, Morocco, 6-7 December 2018 [info]

Innovative Proposals to Enhance Migration for Development, Marrakech, 9 December 2018 [info]
- High-level side event to the Intergovernmental Conf. that will be held the next day.

Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, Marrakech, 10 December 2018 [info]
- Follow link for background documents and the draft outcome document for the conference.


A number of countries have indicated that they will not endorse the Global Compact for Migration, even though it is not a legally binding document. The following items provide additional information:

"Following U.S.: Israel Will Not Join UN Migrant Rights Initiative," Haaretz, 20 Nov. 2018 [text]

The Global Compact for Migration: To Sign or Not to Sign? (EJIL Talk Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Nothing Surrendered But Much to be Gained from UN Migration Pact," Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Nov. 2018 [text]
- Commentary on Australia's opposition to the GCM. See also related statement.

Opposition to the Global Compact for Migration is Just Sound and Fury (Forbes Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Poland Latest Country to Withdraw from Global Migration Pact," AP News, 20 Nov. 2018 [text]

"U-turns on Global Compact 'Reflect Poorly’ on Countries Concerned: Senior UN Migration Official," UN News, 27 Nov. 2018 [text]

Welcome! And the Global Compact's "Continental Pullout" (ISPI Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]
- See also related tweet with more graphics.

Other Publications on GCM/GCR

Ensuring That the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration Deliver (Refugees International, Nov. 2018) [text]

GCM Commentary Blog Series (RLI Blog on Refugees and Forced Migration) , Nov. 2018) [access]
- Additional posts are available with analyses of the following Global Compact for Migration objectives: Obj. 9 (responding to migrant smuggling); Obj. 12 (migration procedures); Obj. 16 (migrant inclusion/social cohesion); Obj. 18 (skills development); Obj. 22 (social security/benefits).

"A Global Academic Network on Refugees: Some Unanswered Questions," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 26 Nov. 2018 [free full-text]

The Global Compact for Migration (Red Cross EU Office, Nov. 2018) [text]

*The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: The Implementation Phase (Center for Migration Studies, Nov. 2018) [text]

Global Means Global: Europe and the Global Compact on Refugees, Policy Brief (ECRE, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

How American Cities Can Lead on Migration (The Avenue Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Migration for Sustainable Development: The Global Compact for Migration as a Platform for Action," Migration Policy Practice, vol. VIII, no. 3 (Sept.-Oct. 2018) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 26.

UNHCR Statement: Global Compact on Refugees a Step Closer to Affirmation by UN General Assembly (UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]
- Note: The United States was the sole country to oppose adoption of the omnibus GA res. referenced in UNHCR's statement above; see related Reuters article. See also related statements from DRC and NRC.

What is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration? (European Commission, Nov. 2018) [text]
- Factsheet, plus link to speech made by the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (8 Nov. 2018)

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