Weekly Update, 30 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.

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 ( 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. 


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!

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!


We've added a number of new briefs and reports to the "Resources" section of the weekly update. Scroll down to read more. 

1 October: Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children. Webinar and report launch on the question of , "How Does the Climate Crisis Harm Children?" including the topic of forced displacement. Simultaneous translation will be available in English, French, and Spanish. 8:00am (EDT). *Details & Register

18-19 October: UNNM. "Fourth Annual Meeting of the United Nations Network on Migration." Hybrid format with a multilingual platform. Oct.18 4:00am-7:00am and 9:00am-12:00pm (EDT).  Oct.19 4:00am-6:00am and 9:00am-12:00pm (EDT). *Provisional Agenda *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 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

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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