Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

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Where we are now:

A “zero draft plus” of the Global Compact for Migration was issued 5 March 2018 (compare with initial zero draft), and a second round of intergovernmental negotiations took place 12-15 March 2018. (Here is the civil society joint statement that was delivered on day 2 of the meetings.)

A “draft 1” of the Global Compact on Refugees was issued 9 March 2018 (compare with initial zero draft); the second formal consultation will be held in Geneva from 20-21 March 2018. (Here is the agenda. Also, a side event on 20 March 2018 will provide an update on the CRRF.)

Refugees International has published a helpful issue brief on “The Status of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.”

Other recent commentary:

The Draft Global Compact on Migration Fails One of Its Guiding Principles. Here is How to Fix It (openDemocracy, March 2018) [text]

Feeding the Global Compact on Migration: How Do Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries’ Economies? (OECD Development Matters Blog, March 2018) [text]

The Global Compact Negotiations Have Started. What’s On the Docket for the Next Five Months? (CGD Blog, March 2018) [text]

Making the Global Compacts Work for All? A Matter of Information in the Right Language (Forced Migration Forum, March 2018) [text]

NGO Statement on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), 71st Meeting of the Standing Committee, Geneva, 6-8 March 2018 [access]

The Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Include IDPs in the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, in Line with the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants (OHCHR, March 2018) [access]
– Follow link for open letter by the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.

Stopping the Smugglers: Objective 9 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three Reasons for Rejecting a ‘Global Compact for Most Migration’ (Jorgen Carling Blog, March 2018) [text]

“Three Ways the Global Compact Can Better Serve Refugees,” IPS, 12 March 2018 [text]

Volker Türk Explains Thinking Behind Plans for Global Refugee Compact (UNHCR, March 2018) [text]

Related posts:
News: Global Compact for Migration (9 March 2018)
Thematic Focus: General, incl. Global Compacts (1 March 2018)

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