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November 2022

Upcoming Meeting

10 November 2022
     Subcommittees: 11:00am - 11:50am (EDT)
     General Meeting: 12:00noon - 1:30pm (EDT)

Due to Covid-19 response measures, no in-person meeting will be held in November. Please join us via video conference. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

UPDATE Your Registration to Attend Our Monthly Meetings!

The NGO Committee on Migration expresses our sincere apology for the difficulties some members experienced in attempting to join our October monthly meeting. Due to the cumulative nature of our Zoom registration process, we exceeded the maximum number of registrants. As a result, a number of individuals received an automated message stating that registration was closed and thereby could not participate in the NGO CoM meeting. 

To remedy this issue going forward, we wiped the slate clean and are beginning Zoom registrations anew. In order to join the NGO CoM November monthly meeting (10 November, 11:00am-1:30pm ET) we kindly ask that you update your registration.



Hybrid-Event on Effective Implementation of the GCM

The United Nations University Center for Policy Research has organized an upcoming hybrid event titled From promises to practice: Towards the effective implementation of the Global Compact on Migration’, in partnership with the MIDEQ Hub and Geneva Science-Policy Interface.
This event provides an opportunity to reflect on progress related to the implementation of the GCM and will discuss challenges that lie ahead to turn the Global Compact’s promises into practice. It will focus on four cross-cutting principles underpinning the implementation process:

  • The need to ensure effective respect, protection and fulfilment of the human rights of all migrants, regardless of their migration status, across all stages of the migration cycle;
  • The commitment to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance against migrants and their families;
  • The importance a whole-of-government approach to ensure horizontal and vertical policy coherence across all sectors and levels of government; and
  • The need for a whole-of-society approach to address migration in all its dimensions. 

The event is aimed at UN agencies, Member States, NGOs, civil society organizations, academia and others with an interest in ensuring the effective implementation of the GCM. It will be held on 3 November 2022, from 3:00pm-5:00pm (Geneva time) 10:00am-12:00pm (EST). You can attend online (Zoom) or in-person (Warwick, Geneva, Rue de Lausanne 14, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland; Rigi & Cervin room, Level 1).

Please click here for additional details and here to register. 

Let's Share Our Resources & Amplify Migration Advocacy

The NGO Committee on Migration (NGO CoM) is a coalition comprised of more than 45 organizations, with the shared mission of encouraging the promotion and protection of migrants and their human rights. In efforts to amplify our migration knowledge and advocacy messaging, we would like to prioritize sharing the work and resources of our members in our weekly updates. 

Accordingly, we are inviting you to send us your migration resources to share them with a wider audience. Has your organization recently produced a report, video, policy brief, toolkit, or other resource we can share? Please send them to the NGO Committee on Migration at

Each week, be sure to check the "Resources" section in the NGO CoM updates for featured resources from our members, partners, and organizations with work focused on upholding the rights of people on the move.


In light of the rapidly approaching COP27 (UN Conference on Climate Change), we would like to call your attention to a new resource from the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility. They recently released joint messages to prepare and engage at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). Under the title “COP27 Must Act on Human Mobility,” the joint messages were drafted with contributions from additional civil society organizations.

Click here to access this timely resource (or scroll down to view it in our dedicated "Resources" section). For further information, please contact

Renew your CoM Membership & Join a Subcommittee!

NGO CoMWe are continuing the process of collecting annual membership dues and convening subcommittees.

Click here for the online form to renew your CoM membership or here for a printable one.

The NGO Committee on Migration organizes many of its activities through member participation in the following four subcommittees:
  • Climate-Induced Displacement
  • Children in Migration
  • Migrants in Vulnerable Situations / Mixed Migration
  • Xenophobia, Racism & Social Inclusion

By formally joining a subcommittee, you will be able to receive a link to access the online subcommittee gatherings, which precede the general portion of each Member Meeting.

Click here to join one of the four subcommittees listed above!


3 November: United Nations University, Centre for Policy Research. "From promises to practice: Towards the effective implementation of the Global Compact on Migration." 10:00am-12:00pm (EST). *Details *Register

9 November: Center for Migration Studies. Academic & Policy Symposium, "Building Our Common Home: Honoring the Dignity and Resilience of Migrants." 9:00am-5:00pm (EST). *Details & Register

9 November: Center for Migration Studies. 2022 Hybrid Gala, "Building Our Common Home: Honoring the Dignity and Resilience of Migrants." 6:00pm-10:00pm (EST). *Flyer *Details & Register


Event Recordings

People's Migration Challenge, Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series. "Episode 2: Fair and Ethical Recruitment." Click on the following links to access the recording in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French.  

People's Migration Challenge, Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series. "Episode 1: Right to Organize" Click here to access the website with links to the recording in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. 


CoM Resources

NGO Committee on Migration, Subcommittee on Children in Migration, Resource List: Protecting, Supporting, and Educating Children in Migration, Refugee, and Displacement Contexts Around the World.

NGO Committee on Migration four-pager, entitled Priorities and Practices for Solutions in the SDGs, the Global Compact for Migration, and the International Migration Review Forum in 2022 and Beyond.

NGO Committee on Migration two-sider position paper addressing unified Priorities for the UN High-Level Political Forum 2021 (HLPF), advocated directly to 38 governments, the HLPF facilitators, and the President of the UN General Assembly

NGO Committee on Migration Report of a Survey on Migrant and Refugee Victims of Xenophobia, Racism and Intolerance in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

NGO Committee on Migration infographic Debunking Myths to End Xenophobia (also available in French and Spanish)

 NGO Committee on Migration brochure on Climate-Induced Displacement

NGO Committee on Migration infographic booklet Children in Migration Matter

***Visit the CoM website for additional resources***


Reports and Policy Briefs

Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility and Platform on Disaster Displacement. "COP27 Must Act on Human Mobility." *Website & PDF

Migration Policy Institute. "Rebooting the Asylum System? The Role of Digital Tools in International Protection." *Website & PDF

Migration Policy Institute. "Record-Breaking Migrant Encounters at the U.S.-Mexico Border Overlook the Bigger Story." *Website

Center for Migration Studies. "Charitable Legal Immigration Problems and the US Undocumented Population: A Study in Access to Justice in an Era of Political Dysfunction." *Website

International Detention Coalition and UNNM. "Immigration Detention and Alternatives to Detention in the Asia-Pacific Region." *PDF

International Detention Coalition. "Gaining Ground: Promising Practice to Reduce and End Immigration Detention." *PDF

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). "Climate and Environment Action Compendium." *Website & PDF

Robert Bosch Stiftung. "At Risk: Environmental Mobility in African Coastal Cities." *Website & PDF

Mercy International Association. "Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move." *Website & PDF

IOM. "International Organization for Migration Messages to the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties." *PDF

IOM. Brief Summary, "Institutional Strategy on Migration, Environment and Climate Change 2021-2030." *PDF

IOM. "Migration and the SDGs: Measuring Progress." *Website & PDF

IOM. World Migration Report 2022. *Website

Renew Your CoM Membership! 

The membership renewal form for the September 2022-August 2023 term is available here. Please submit it with dues of $40 for this year to keep your organization in good standing!

Submit Your Member Profile!
Tell us how the CoM can best leverage your skills, passion, and expertise by submitting a Member Profile Form. Just one form is needed per organization, so if your NGO has not already submitted a form, please complete and send one to: as soon as possible.

Have notes or summaries from any migration-related events?
Send them to the Executive Committee or upload them directly to the "Events" folder of the CoM Work Hub!

Have a story of migration or work with migrants in the field?
Send them to the Executive Committee for consideration as an addition to the collection on our "Member and Migrant Voices" web page!


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