NEW RELEASE! SG's Second Report on the GCM
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
The UN Network on Migration is pleased to share the Secretary-General's second biennial report on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/195 of 19 December 2018, the Secretary-General, drawing on the United Nations Network on Migration, reports to the Assembly on a biennial basis on the implementation of the GCM, the activities of the United Nations system in this regard, as well as the functioning of the institutional arrangements.
Through his report, the Secretary-General also provides guidance for the deliberations during the International Migration Review Forum, including the envisaged round tables and policy debate. The report builds on the inputs and outcomes from the GCM regional reviews, as well as dedicated Member State and stakeholder consultations and discussions with United Nations system entities.
It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
The need for a cooperative framework on migration has never been more apparent, and the foresight of Member States and stakeholders in developing the GCM has never been more evident. The first International Migration Review Forum, to be held in May 2022, presents the international community with a vital opportunity to reinforce the relevance and timeliness of the Global Compact, assess its impact to date and ensure that it is brought to bear in equipping societies for future challenges.
The present report takes stock of progress on GCM implementation so far while elaborating recommendations and highlighting further policy priorities for consideration by the Forum.
Throughout the report, recommendations are provided on how to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration and fulfil the promise of the Compact, in accordance with its vision and guiding principles. Additional actionable recommendations are elaborated upon, recognizing that cooperation and partnerships remain essential for their achievement.
The Secretary-General elaborated 14 recommendations that fall under four key priority areas:
- Promoting inclusive societies and including migrants in COVID-19 response and recovery;
- Promoting safe and regular migration;
- Preventing loss of life and other tragedies during migration; and,
- Building capacity.
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