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Final draft of the Global Compact on Migration released

13.07.18

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) on 13 July heralded the completion of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) as an important milestone that will improve international cooperation on migration. 

The GCM sets out a range of principles, commitments and understandings among Member States, affecting nearly 260 million international migrants and the communities that host them, including considerations relating to human rights, humanitarian, economic, social, development, climate change and security issues.

The Compact is the culmination of a process that began in September 2016 when the United Nations General Assembly addressed, for the first time at such a high level, the issue of human mobility and its many dimensions in a High-Level Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.  

The Summit resulted in the adoption of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants that launched an intensive preparatory process which has led to this week’s agreement. It is slated for adoption at an Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakesh in December. 

Please find the final draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the following link.  

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