What is the Global Compact for Migration?
Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020     Views: 387

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.  An intergovernmental conference on international migration to adopt the Global Compact (A/CONF.231/3) took place in Marrakech, Morocco on the 10-11 December 2018.

The Global Compact is framed consistent with target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which Member States committed to cooperate internationally to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration. Its scope is defined in Annex II of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (A/RES/71/1). It is intended to:

  • address all aspects of international migration, including the humanitarian, developmental, human rights-related and other aspects;
  • make an important contribution to global governance and enhance coordination on international migration;
  • present a framework for comprehensive international cooperation on migrants and human mobility;
  • set out a range of actionable commitments, means of implementation and a framework for follow-up and review among Member States regarding international migration in all its dimensions;
  • be guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (A/RES/69/313); and
  • be informed by the Declaration of the 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (A/RES/68/4).


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