In 2018, Member States agreed to review the progress made at the local, national, regional and global levels in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in the framework of the United Nations through a State-led approach and with the participation of all relevant stakeholders – at the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF). The International Migration Review Forum is a quadrennial event, which alternates with a quadrennial review of the GCM at the Regional level, making the GCM review a continuous process. The first ever IMRF took place at the United Nations Headquarters under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly in New York on 17-20 May 2022, preceded by a Multi-Stakeholder Hearing on 16 May. The concerted participation and engagement from Member States and other stakeholders proved to be a crucial factor towards the success of the Forum. The IMRF resulted in the adoption of the Progress Declaration, a document which reaffirms our commitment to the 10 guiding principles and 23 objectives of the GCM, including as they relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, while showing us a concrete way forward to guarantee the GCM continues being a comprehensive, cooperative compass in global migration governance. The delegation of Kazakhstan was represented by Mr. Didar Temenov the Head of the Department on Multilateral cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
Location: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan