Global Compact update, April 27, 2017
United Nations site http://refugeesmigrants.un.org
now has updates on the Global Compact process.
They are accepting applications until May 2 to
- Participate in the Stakeholder Steering Committee
- Attend the 8-9 May first Thematic Consultation in Geneva
See http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/compact-partners for information and instructions for both.
The informal thematic consultation is the first of six informal consultations to be held between May and October and will focus on the human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance.
These consultations are primarily for states, and include panelists from civil society and other stakeholder groups. Each one will focus on several of the themes states committed in the New York Declaration to address.
The Global Coalition on Migration’s International Coordinator, Monami Maulik, will be one of the panelists speaking at the first consultation.