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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.



John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series
Episode 2: Fair and Ethical Recruitment

The People's Migration Challenge (PMC) launched a new series called "People's Migration Challenge Round 6: The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series." This round is focusing 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 are 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 second episode "Fair and Ethical Recruitment" will be held on Tuesday, 25 October 2022, from 9:00am-10:30am (EDT). The conversation will feature the following speakers:

  • Pefi Kingi, Pacific Regional Civil Society Focal Point for Migration
  • Evy Peña, Campaigns Director, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc (CDM)
  • Zenna Law, Co-founder and CEO, Pinkcollar Employment Agency
  • Akhator Joel Odigie (Moderator), Deputy General Secretary, African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa)

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

Read and explore at the latest project of the NGO CoM Subcommittee on Children in Migration, Resource List: Protecting, Supporting, and Educating Children in Migration, Refugee, and Displacement Contexts Around the World. This living document highlights numerous resources for those who work with and for children and their families in various refugee, migration, and displacement contexts. It includes practical resources, materials, and activities, for parents, educators, host families, and communities; spotlights experience, initiatives, and research; and features additional resources for policy makers. Please share this resource list with your colleagues, partner organizations, and networks. 

Request for assistance: The Subcommittee on Children in Migration invites comments and suggestions to expand and improve this resource list. Please send your recommendations to for review.  Updates to the list will be posted on the Committee on Migration website.


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!


24-25 October: IOM. International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2022, “Overlapping global crises: the impacts of food insecurity and climate change on migration and displacement.” Hybrid event, in-person in Geneva and virtual. 4:00am-12:00pm (EDT). *Agenda *Register

24 October: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 2022 Internal Displacement Conference, "Displacement, disasters and climate change: Investing in prevention and solution." Hybrid event, in-person and virtual. 4:00am-11:00am (EDT). *Agenda *Register

25 October: People's Migration Challenge. The John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series, "Episode 2: Fair and Ethical Recruitment." 9:00am-10:30am (EDT). *Register

25 October: Center for Migration Studies. "Charitable Legal Immigration Programs and the US Undocumented Population: A Study in Access to Justice in an Era of Political Dysfunction." 2:00pm (EDT). *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

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, 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

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

Global Detention Project. "Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers: General Comment No.6 on the Convergence of the International Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and the Global Compact for Migration." *Website & PDF

Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). "Kampala Ministerial Declaration on Migration, Environment and Climate Change." *PDF 

Missing Children Europe, joint civil society statement. "A Call to Invest in Integrated Child Protection Systems that Meet the Needs of Children in Migration." *PDF

Save the Children. "Putting Children First: Priorities for the European Union's response to the conflict in Ukraine." *Website & 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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