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At this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) the United Nations Network on Migration calls on all States to harness the contributions of migrants as enablers of sustainable development and enhance cooperation to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration. This involves full respect for human and labour rights and the humane treatment of migrants, regardless of migration status, as outlined in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). This historic compact is grounded in and contributes to achieving all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensuring that we leave no one behind.

Together, we can create an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, provided migrants are part of the process. There can be no sustainable development without migration and no progress on the achievement of the SDGs without the inclusion of migrants.

Read the full statement 

GCM Regional Reviews

The Africa Regional Review Conference of the GCM is scheduled to take place from Tuesday 31 August- Wednesday 1 September.

Stakeholders are invited to organize side-events in the build up to the Conference to take place on Thursday 26 August

A Multi-Stakeholder Consultation will take place Friday 27 August.

Find here a 
Provisional Agenda, a Concept Note, and Invitation Letters to Member States in English and French.
More information can be found on our dedicated webpage here.

Upcoming Events

Join us this Wednesday 21 July for the High-Level Launch of the Policies and Practice Guide to Gender-Responsive Implementation of the GCM.

More information on the event including a Concept Note can be found

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Recent Events

Watch the full recording of our VNR lab on migration which took place last week on the margins of the High Level Political Forum.
Watch the Launch Event of Thematic Working Group 3's Guidance Note on Regular Pathways for Stay and Admission for Migrants in Situations of Vulnerability.

Network Products

This 'Guidance Note on Regular Pathways for Admission and Stay for Migrants in Situations of Vulnerability' has been developed by Thematic Working Group 3 and is particularly intended to support Member States and other stakeholders in their capacity to analyse the need for and strengthen the design of, implementation, monitoring and review of pathways for admission and stay for migrants in situations of vulnerability. It considers matters relating to the availability and flexibility of pathways, admission and stay procedures, and the resulting conditions and duration of relevant measures.

Read the Full Guidance Note
Developed as part of the Network’s Thematic Working Group 5 on Return and Reintegration, 'Position Paper: Ensuring Safe and Dignified Return and Sustainable Reintegration' identifies key principles and our common position on migrant return and reintegration.

It seeks to assist States and other stakeholders to operationalize Objective 21 of the GCM to cooperate in facilitating safe and dignified return and readmission, as well as sustainable reintegration, along with the other relevant GCM objectives, in line with international legal frameworks and standards.

It is now available in Spanish

From the Network

IOM's Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) are celebrating their 5th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the Coordinator of the Network, in his capacity as Director General of IOM, has recorded a message which can be viewed here

To learn more about the MGI, read some 
MGI Success Stories and this article on how the MGI can help us achieve Sustainable Development. 

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