2022•06•24 New York
Last month, UN Member States gathered in New York for the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF). The aim of this four-day event was to share progress on the implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), a non-binding framework for comprehensive international cooperation on migration adopted by 164 countries in 2018.
At the IMRF, UNU-CPR co-convened a side event with UN Human Rights entitled ‘Centring equality in the implementation of the GCM’.
The discussion focussed on the relationships between inequalities and migration, and on identifying concrete actions to ensure that equality is central to the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration. Chaired by Heaven Crawley (UNU-CPR and MIDEQ Director), the speakers included Pia Oberoi (UN Human Rights), Jason Gagnon (OECD Development Centre) and Herns Marcelin (INURED and MIDEQ Co-Director).
A summary of the discussions is now available here.
And in this related blog post, Professor Heaven Crawley reflects on whether enough is being done to centre equality in the implementation of the GCM.
The full video recording of the event is also available to view below.