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GCM National Implementation Plans

Core Working Group (CWG) 2.2 is tasked with developing guidance and tools to support Member States’ efforts to implement the GCM, including through the elaboration of national implementations plans and to conduct follow-up and review of the GCM. CWG 2.2 benefits from the active engagement of diverse membership, which include participants representing the UN system, national human rights institutions, civil society organisations, local and regional authorities, private sector, academia, and migrant organisations. For more information about CWG 2.2, including its workplan, membership, and engagement with Network activities, please see the below documents.

Under co-leadership of IOM, OHCHR, and UNDP, the working group is committed to upholding the principles of the UN Network on Migration (Network) to carry out the activities outlined in its workplan (see here for CWG 2.2 detailed workplan).

The main output of the WG’s workplan to develop guidance for Member States and all relevant stakeholders on GCM implementation. An advanced draft of this guidance material has now been developed (see below).

In accordance with the 360-degree vision of the GCM, this guidance has been designed as a flexible, self-guided reference document that recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to GCM implementation. The guidance is delivered in two parts: through a Guide, which provides an overview of the GCM and introduces a process to support governments and other stakeholders with GCM implementation; and a Booklet, which provides substantive information on all 23 GCM objectives, including examples of practical applications. In addition, the draft guidance includes explicit COVID-19 related content to support governments and other stakeholders incorporate COVID-19 considerations into GCM implementation, follow up, and review.

The draft guidance material will undergo an initial review, beginning in November 2020, to assess the utility of the material and solicit feedback to inform final revisions to the guidance. The review process will be conducted seeking synergy with the Network’s Champion initiative, through which the working group will engage with governments and other relevant stakeholders, including in select Champion countries to review and pilot test the guidance material. Comprehensive feedback gathered through this process will be used to strengthen and revise the guidance, with the aim to develop finalised material for broad dissemination by the end of the 1st Quarter 2021. The finalized material will be hosted on the Network’s Knowledge Platform and Connection Hub.

Guidance material