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By October 5, 2020 Newsroom, Regional

Briefing of Stakeholders on the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on 26 August 2020

For those who were unable to attend, you can now find a recording and more information can be found on our website.  

Four consultations to inform the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will be organized.  Together, these consultations will address all 23 objectives of the GCM following the model of the four interactive multi-stakeholder round tables designated in General Assembly resolution 73/326 on ‘Format and organizational aspects of the international migration review forum’, namely:  

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020, 11:00-14:00 ICT

In order to focus the discussion, please complete the attached short questionnaire: Please fill out the form by Wednesday 7 October. 

‘Ensuring that migration is voluntary, orderly and regular’ (addressing GCM objectives 2, 5, 6, 12, 18) 

The GCM objectives that will be discussed at this first consultation are: 
2. Minimize the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin 
5. Enhance availability and flexibility of pathways for regular migration 
6. Facilitate fair and ethical recruitment and safeguard conditions that ensure decent work 
7. Strengthen certainty and predictability in migration procedures for appropriate screening, assessment and referral 18. Invest in skills development and facilitate mutual recognition of skills, qualifications and competences

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020, 11:00-14:00 ICT

‘Protecting migrants through rights-based border governance measures’ (addressing GCM objectives 4, 8, 9,10, 11, 13, 21) 

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2020, 11:00-14:00 ICT

‘Supporting the integration of migrants and their contribution to development’ (addressing GCM objective 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22) 

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021, 11:00-14:00 ICT

‘Improving value-driven and evidence-based policymaking and public debate, and enhancing cooperation on migration’ (addressing GCM objectives 1, 3, 7, 17, 23) 

If you have any questions on the proposed consultation process please contact Klaus Dik Nielsen, Stakeholder Liaison at [email protected]

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