This document presents a set of principles to guide interaction between families and a broad range of stakeholders, including states and their various organs, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society actors, such as associations of families of the missing. They assume that families ought to be central actors in efforts to address their needs. While the primary responsibility for responding to those needs lies with states, others can support their efforts. This includes all elements of how stakeholders engage with families and how families can most effectively participate in the process of gathering, analysing and sharing information to determine the fate and whereabouts of missing migrants, and in addressing their other needs. At the core of the principles is the understanding that families have a need to know the fate and whereabouts of the missing and have relevant rights under applicable branches of international law.
About the Migration Network Hub
What is the Migration Network Hub?
The Hub is a virtual “meeting space” where governments, stakeholders and experts can access and share migration-related information and services. It provides curated content, analysis and information on a variety of topics.
The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions (launching in 2021).
What content is displayed in the Hub?
The Hub aims to help you find information on migration, ranging from policy briefs and journal articles, existing portals and platforms and what they offer, to infographics and videos. The different types of resources submitted by users undergo peer review by a panel of experts from within the UN and beyond, before being approved for inclusion in the Hub. To provide guidance to users based on findings of the needs assessment, the content is ordered so that more comprehensive and global resources are shown before more specific and regional ones. Know a great resource? Please submit using the links above and your suggestion will be reviewed. Please see the draft criteria for existing practices here.
Apply to join the Peer Review Roster
Content submitted to the Migration Network Hub is first peer reviewed by experts in the field from both the UN and beyond. Applications are welcomed to join the roster on an ongoing basis. Learn more here.
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