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Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has halted most international travel, the Global Forum on Migration and Development is more important...

Civil Action Group Calls for Protection of Migrants Amid Pandemic

Source: America Magazine

“First, Save Lives,” says the Action Committee, a network of church and civil organizations co-convened by ICMC, in a statement on the effects of COVID-19 on migrants. The statement calls on governments to protect migrants and refugees during the pandemic. Many essential service workers are migrants, but they are often vulnerable to the disease because of their legal status and lack of access to services.

Statement

First, Save Lives: Solutions for the COVID-19 Pandemic and New Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees

April 7, 2020

Issued by a group of over 300 civil society organizations, including ICMC, on 7 April 2020. The statement urges governments worldwide to protect migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 pandemic and recommends ending detention, decongesting camps and saving lives.

Protecting Migrants and Refugees Is Crucial for Dealing Effectively With the COVID-19 Pandemic 1

Protecting Migrants and Refugees Is Crucial for Dealing Effectively With the COVID-19 Pandemic

Civil society organizations are calling on governments to adopt an inclusive, non-discriminatory approach in order to deal effectively with the...
Picking Goals to Best Implement the Global Compact for Migration

Picking Goals to Best Implement the Global Compact for Migration

The Civil Society Action Committee, co-convened by ICMC, is identifying priorities for civil society engagement in the implementation of the...
Statement

Statement of Civil Society on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in Advance of the Sixth and Final Round of Negotiations

July 9, 2018

Presented to UN Member States and the GCM Co-Facilitators (the governments of Switzerland and Mexico) in an informal dialogue in New York on 10 July 2018 by the Civil Society Action Committee. The statement urges States to pay special attention to issues such as non-refoulement, criminalization of migrants, and those who assist them and detention of migrant children. Nearly 180 organizations endorsed the statement.
Time to Move Forward - Not Backward - on Migration Issues

Time to Move Forward – Not Backward – on Migration Issues

Let us not regress on current achievements, but instead move forward by deploying the necessary means - civil society organizations...
ICMC-Led Civil Society Action Committee to Continue Work on the Implementation of New York Declaration

ICMC-Led Civil Society Action Committee to Continue Work on the Implementation of New York Declaration

Reporting back about ICMC’s global leadership of civil society in international migration governance, ICMC Head of Policy John K. Bingham...
Statement

World Leaders Must Step up Efforts to Conclude Robust and Principled Deal for Refugees and Migrants

July 28, 2016

Issued by the self-organized civil society Action Committee, which includes ICMC, on 28 July 2016, the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. The statement urges world governments to step up cooperation on responsibility-sharing solutions rather than on existing commitments, ahead of the September UN High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants.
Civil Society Action Committee Releases Joint Statement Ahead of UN Migration Summit

Civil Society Action Committee Releases Joint Statement Ahead of UN Migration Summit

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the self-organized civil society Action...
Civil Society Group Issues Recommendations as States Prepare Outcomes For UN Migration Summit

Civil Society Group Issues Recommendations as States Prepare Outcomes For UN Migration Summit

The civil society Action Committee, a global self-organized advocacy group of non-governmental networks working together in preparation for the upcoming...
Statement

A New Deal for Refugees, Migrants, and Societies

June 24, 2016

Issued by the self-organized civil society Action Committee, which includes ICMC, on 24 June 2016. The document offers a set of baseline recommendations to the UN Member States as they begin to discuss possible outcomes from the September UN High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants.

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