Global Compact

Global Compact Update April 27 2017

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.