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A Way Forward To Build Better Migration Policies in the COVID-19 Era

A Way Forward To Build Better Migration Policies in the COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the brokenness of policies that leave migrants vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and exclusion. It is...
Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Nearly two years after States adopted the Global Compact for Migration, governments of Europe, North America, and Central Asia, under...
Statement

Child Rights in the Global Compact for Migration, UNECE Regional Review

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, the Initiative for Child Rights pleaded with governments to prioritize children’s best interest, end child detention, facilitate family reunification, and protect children from the dangers of COVID-19.

Statement

ICMC Recommendations at UNECE Regional Review of Global Compact for Migration

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICMC urged governments to grant migrants access to services, expand regular migration pathways, and end detention.

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...
Statement

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

July 30, 2020

Issued by the Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Mechanism during the 22 July 2020 Friends of the Forum meeting. The statement urges national and local governments and businesses to create partnerships to address issues affecting migrants, many of whom are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICMC Advocacy

ICMC Advocacy

How to Better Serve Migrants and Implement International Commitments? Civil Society Leaders Will Discuss Solutions in Ecuador 1

How to Better Serve Migrants and Implement International Commitments? Civil Society Leaders Will Discuss Solutions in Ecuador

Civil society leaders from all over the world will gather in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of...
Civil Society, Criminalisation, and the Global Compact for Migration 1

Civil Society, Criminalisation, and the Global Compact for Migration

On 1 July, the International Catholic Migration Commission joined 47 other NGOs, calling on States to do more to save...
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...
“Let’s Work Together,” Civil Society Tells Governments

“Let’s Work Together,” Civil Society Tells Governments

“Our underlying message is straightforward and simple: let’s work together!” said Stéphane Jaquemet, Director of Policy at the International Catholic...
The Global Compact For Migration: What happened? And what's next?

The Global Compact For Migration: What happened? And what’s next?

To prove the Global Compact’s worth, we don’t need to get everything right immediately — even small progress will help...
Civil Society Ready Partner to Make Global Compact for Migration a Reality

Civil Society Ready Partner to Make Global Compact for Migration a Reality

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and other civil society actors have underlined their commitment to work with UN Member...
Statement

Joint Civil Society Message to the Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration

December 10, 2018

Delivered by a group of over 90 civil society organizations, including ICMC, on 10 December 2018 at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in Marrakesh. The statement reiterates the willingness of civil society to work with governments for a successful implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.
Catholic Church Welcomes International Accords on Migration and Refugees

Catholic Church Welcomes International Accords on Migration and Refugees

The Catholic Church has given its strong support to the UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees. In a 3...

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