New Strategic Framework to Guide ICMC’s Work in 2019-2022
Geneva, 2 April 2019 - The Strategic Framework 2019-2022 for the International Catholic Migration Commission highlights the organization’s priorities and objectives for the coming four years. The goal-oriented document was approved by the ICMC Council Plenary Meeting in Rome in March 2018.
The Strategic Framework sets forth six priorities identified by ICMC Council members as its primary focus areas.
ICMC aims to protect uprooted people and address their needs through a humanitarian response that leads to durable solutions, always with a focus on the people most at risk.
Strengthening of global solidarity with refugees through the promotion of resettlement for the most vulnerable and the prevention of and fight against human trafficking is one of the Strategic Framework's key priorities.
Another focus of ICMC’s work is to build a common home for all members of the human family through migration and development that focuses on human dignity and benefits both migrants and host communities.
The Strategic Framework also prioritizes the broadening of alliances with other faith-based organizations, governments, UN agencies and non-profit organizations to create partnerships and networks that promote change.
The Framework founds ICMC’s actions on Catholic Social Teaching and is inspired by Pope Francis’ invitation to welcome, protect, promote and integrate migrants and refugees.