Weekly Update, 23 September 2022
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October 2022

Upcoming Meeting

13 October 2022
     Subcommittees: 11:00am - 11:55am (EDT)
     General Meeting: 12:00noon - 1:30pm (EDT)

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

John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series
Episode 1: Right to Organize

The People's Migration Challenge (PMC) is launching a new series called "People's Migration Challenge Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series." This round will focus on current global campaigns as well as important migration issues to develop joint campaigns around, and to mobilize advocacy for policy change at the international, regional, national, and local levels. Migrants and their experiences will be at the center of these discussions as the main purpose of the People’s Migration Challenge (PMC) is to bring grassroots voices to global stages.

The series will be held from 27 September 2022 until 26 September 2023 (from 9:00am-10:30am EDT on last Tuesday of each month).

The first episode of the John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series will delve into the ongoing global campaign for the Right to Organize of migrant workers, and it will feature the following speakers: 

  • Moderator: Apolinar “Dong” Tolentino, Regional Representative, Building and Woodworkers International, Asia-Pacific
  • Shannon Lederer, Director of Immigration Policy at the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Manfred Bergmann, Italian social worker and campaign activist
  • Engrit Law, Secretary General of Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union of Malaysia and Chairperson of the Building and Woodworkers International - Malaysian Liaison Council
  • Sabri Umar, Indonesian Migrant Worker

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

Click here to register.


UNNM Updates

Fourth Annual Meeting
The fourth annual meeting of the United Nations Network on Migration (UNNM) will take place on 18-19 October 2022 at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, in a hybrid format with a multilingual platform (EN/FR/SP), though in-person participation is highly encouraged. 

Occurring five months after the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), the annual meeting is an opportunity to present and discuss the latest Network workplan of activities for 2022-2024, stemming from the IMRF and its Progress Declaration; the next round of regional reviews; and how the global, regional and national level networks can best link together to maximize coherence and impact. A discussion space in which inputs can be made to this workplan is here.

A draft agenda and registration link will be circulated soon. For more information, please contact

2022-2024 Workplan Now Available for Feedback

The UNNM recently released its draft workplan, highlighting both new and ongoing priorities to support implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). This draft covers the period 2022-2024, aligned with the second cycle of regional reviews of the GCM and the next report of the Secretary-General to review the status of the implementation of the GCM, both scheduled for 2024.

This draft is informed by the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) in May 2022, the Progress Declaration, and the pledges made by Member States, United Nations entities and stakeholders, as well as from deliberations within the Network’s Executive Committee and from over 200 responses to the questionnaire shared with Network members and stakeholders in July and August 2022.

This workplan remains a draft and seeks to be further informed and improved by the Network membership, stakeholders and Member States.  In soliciting feedback, UNNM is specifically asking:

  • Does the workplan capture a comprehensive plan to support GCM implementation over the next two year period, building on the Progress Declaration?
  • What other priority areas should the Network consider in providing support for GCM implementation?
  • Which priority areas are of particular interest to your entity?

A discussion space to receive your feedback and queries is provided on the Migration Network Hub at Draft Network Workplan 2022-2024 ( and will continue through 7 October 2022

Note: you need to have an account on the Migration Network Hub to participate in online discussions. For those who do not have an account yet, you are invited to create one here. Once created, you can contribute and share inputs in the discussion space by logging into your account. If you face any difficulties, please contact

UNNM anticipates finalizing this workplan at its annual meeting on 18-19 October at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to be endorsed by the Network’s Executive Committee at the Principals level when they next meet before the end of the year. 


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!


27 September: PMC. People's Migration Challenge Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series, "Episode 1: Right to Organize." 9:00am-10:30am (EDT). *Flyer *Register

18-19 October: UNNM. "Fourth Annual Meeting of the United Nations Network on Migration." Hybrid format with a multilingual platform. Save the date.


Event Recordings

United Nations Network on Migration, "The Coordinator's Member States Briefing," including the introduction of the draft workplan of the United Nations Network on Migration. The Coordinator’s remarks can be found here and a recording of the meeting is here.

Click here to access recordings of many of the side events and sessions of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF).


CoM Resources

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

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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