In May 2022, United Nations Member States, the United Nations system, and stakeholders gathered for the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). They sent a resounding message: migration and sustainable development are inextricably linked. We will therefore not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without attaining safe, orderly and regular migration.
The IMRF progress declaration outlines several commitments aimed to align GCM implementation with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. This discussion space allows member states, stakeholders, and UN Network on Migration Partners discuss how to move forward with those commitments in fulfilment of the SDGs. This discussion was launched in conjunction with the HLPF 2022 side event under the same name on 15 July 2022 and will remain open until 30 September 2022 for broad engagement of member states, stakeholders and all partners. Contributions to the discussion space may inform the development of the Network’s global workplan 2022-2024, which aims to be adopted during the Network Annual Meeting on 18-19 October 2022.
- Joanne Irvine and Kristin Eitel, IOM
- Katy Barwise, UN Network on Migration Secretariat
- Paddy Siyanga Knudsen, Vice President, Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT)