UN Network on Migration Updates
Fourth Annual Meeting
Stakeholder and civil society representatives are invited to the Fourth Annual Meeting of the UN Network on Migration on Tuesday, 18 October, from 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00 CEST (Geneva time) and Wednesday, 19 October, from 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-18:00 CEST (Geneva time). Please see the provisional agenda that has been developed in collaboration with the Network's Executive Committee.
The Annual meeting will take place in a hybrid format with in-person participation strongly encouraged. It will be hosted in the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Remote participation will be enabled via the Zoom online meeting platform. Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. Please follow the logistical note, including information on access to the Palais des Nations as well as to the Zoom online meeting platform.
The UNNM would also like to kindly remind you of the Consultative Forum of the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MMPTF), which will be held on Wednesday, 19 October, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST (Geneva time) as part of the Annual Meeting of the UN Network on Migration and open to all partners - Member States, Network members and stakeholders.
UN Network member entities, as well as civil society and other stakeholders, are welcome to attend all four sessions of the Annual Meeting. Please register here by Monday, 10 October 2022. Please note that if you wish to attend the event in-person and do not have regular access to the Palais des Nations, you will have to additionally register in the United Nations Indico system here.
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 (un.org) 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 GCMHub@iom.int.
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.
John Kennedy Bingham Memorial Series
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). Interpretations in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish will be available.
Click here to register.
Renew your CoM Membership & Join a Subcommittee!
We 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!
We've added a number of new briefs and reports to the "Resources" section of the weekly update. Scroll down to read more.