Weekly Update, 18 November 2022
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December 2022

Upcoming Meeting

8 December 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 December. Please join us via video conference. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

GFMD 2023 Civil Society Strategy Discussion

The International Steering Committee (of the GFMD Civil Society mechanism) is planning to convene on  17 November at 15:00-17:00 CET / 9:00-11:00 EST for a GFMD 2023 Civil Society Strategy Discussion. Please save the date for this important and critical meeting.  Supporting information will be forthcoming.

If you are interested in participating, please write to so we can send you the information when it becomes available.

To prepare for this important conversation, we have been asked to reach out to all Member State representatives that you are in contact with to inquire how they are approaching the 6 thematic priorities of the 2023 GFMD (see below) and more generally, how they see their engagement in the 2023 GFMD and beyond. 

2023 GFMD Thematic Priorities: 

  1. The impact of climate change on human mobility: preventive action, humanitarian action and development 

  2. Human rights and migration: working to ensure the health, safety and rights of migrants 

  3. Diasporas: actors of economic, social and cultural development of regions 

  1. Labour Migration: promoting the economic inclusion of migrants 

  2. Improving the perception of migration in public opinion through narratives, culture, emotion and rational discourse 

  3. Multi-level governance: bringing together the various stakeholders for improved migration management 

You may want, in particular, to ask the following questions to your government counterparts: 

  1. Is your government actively engaged in the GFMD, or planning to engage? 
  2. How is your government preparing for the upcoming GFMD Friends of the Forum meeting on 22-23 November? 

  3. What are your expectations for the 2023 GFMD, and how do you plan to partner or engage with civil society towards it? 

  4. Among the six thematic roundtables, which one(s) are you prioritizing and why? 

  5. Are you planning to co-chair one of the thematic roundtables? 


Please send any information on how governments plan to engage in the 2023 GFMD to the NGO Committee on Migration at, so that it can feed the strategy discussion on 17 November. 


Virtual Launch of the Mixed Migration Review 2022

The impact of the war in Ukraine as well as the socio-economic legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt profoundly across the world as prices rise, food insecurity grows, and an economic slow-down takes hold. All of these dynamics are impacting upon migration and forced displacement.

The Mixed Migration Review 2022the Mixed Migration Centre’s flagship annual report, reflects on recent events and emerging trends affecting refugees and migrants globally, attempting to document, analyse, and suggest solutions. Is the “root causes” approach distracting from a rights-based approach? Is migration diplomacy “weaponizing” migration to achieve geopolitical aims? How effective can legal pathways ever hope to be as a solution to irregular migration? To what extent is the continued criminalisation of smuggling a smokescreen for the reduction and deterrence of irregular migration? What ethical issues are posed by the fast-rising use of technology and artificial intelligence in immigration and border control? Are irregular journeys “Kamikaze migration” or rational choices and how do notions of risk taking differ around the world? To what degree is human trafficking going on within mixed migration? How do we assess the response to missing migrants and the forensic investigations that are trying to treat those who perish and their families with dignity?

In addition to the expert essays, the MMR includes interviews with critical thinkers and practitioners in the sector, and new analysis from 4Mi surveys conducted with thousands of refugees and migrants. It documents the best and worst behaviour by authorities in relation to mixed migration in the past year in our annual “normalising (and resisting) the extreme” features, and showcases alternative perspectives from young researchers from the global south.

Join the Mixed Migration Centre on 6 December (9:00-11:00am EST) where they will be debating & discussing some of today’s most pressing mixed migration issues globally with experts, journalists and academics. The Mixed Migration Centre will have a debate on borders and mixed migration, followed by a panel discussion on two topics: solutions to mixed migration challenges, and mixed migration as a solution to contemporary global challenges.

Click here to register for the launch event and learn more about the Mixed Migration Review 2022. 



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.

Dr. Vivian Pender, former Chair of the NGO CSW, has just edited a book entitled Trauma Flight and Migration.

This book brings together leading international psychoanalysts to discuss what psychoanalysis can offer to people who have experienced trauma, flight, and migration.

The four parts of the book cover several elements of this work, including psychoanalytic projects beyond the couch, and collaboration with the UN. Each chapter presents an example of the applications of psychoanalysis with a specific group or in a particular context, from working with refugees in China to understanding the experiences of women who have witnessed political violence in Peru. Psychoanalytic work with Trauma, Flight and Migration provides a compelling exploration of the international contributions made by psychoanalysis.

This book is a resource for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists looking to learn more about working with people who have experienced the impact of traumatic movement or migration.

People's Migration Challenge: Round 6
Episode 3: #FreedomForAll: End Detention Now

The People's Migration Challenge (PMC) has started a new series called "People's Migration Challenge Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series" from 27 September 2022 until 26 September 2023 (every last Tuesday of each month).

Episode 3 will be held on 29 November, from 9:00am-10:30am (EST). It will look into the ongoing #FreedomForAll movement that asserts that freedom is a fundamental human right, and we must pursue a series of policies designed to achieve freedom for migrant and immigrant communities. Furthermore, freedom is only possible when we abolish immigration detention and defund private prisons. 

Interpretation will be available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

Click here to register.


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!


21 November: International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). "Creating Inclusive Cities: Communities of Solidarity that Work for Everyone." 9:00am-10:30am (EST). *Details & Register

29 November: People's Migration Challenge. Round 6: The John Bingham Memorial Series, Episode 3, "#FreedomForAll: End Detention Now." 9:00am-10:30am (EST). *Register

6 December: Mixed Migration Centre. "Virtual Launch of the Mixed Migration Review 2022. "Alternative solutions for contemporary mixed migration challenges." 9:00am-11:00am (EST). *Flyer *Agenda & Speakers *Register

7 December: International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP). "City & Refugee Collaboration: An Online Event on Local Partnerships Leading to Global Impact." 6:00am-7:30am (EST). *Details & Register


Event Recordings

United Nations Network on Migration. "Fourth Annual Meeting." Click here to access the video links to all of the sessions as well as a summary of the meeting.

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

Journal on Migration and Human Security. "Migrating through the Corridor of Death: The Making of a Complex Humanitarian Crisis." *Website & PDF

Journal on Migration and Human Security. "Root Causes of Human Migration, Development, and US Aid to Northern Triangle States." *Website & PDF

Migration Policy Institute. "Financing Responses to Climate Migration: The Unique Role of Multilateral Development Banks." *Website & PDF

Platform on Disaster Displacement. "Key Messages for COP27." *Website & PDF

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants. "A snapshot of social protection measures for undocumented migrants by national and local governments." *PDF

Joint Civil Society Statement. "A Call to Invest in Integrated Child Protection Systems that Meet the Needs of Children in Migration." *PDF

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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