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Repository of Practices

The Repository of Practices showcases replicable practices
to inspire those working to implement the Global Compact
for Migration from global, national, regional and local levels.
  • As of August 2023, there are over 7.7 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants living outside their country of origin, including 6.5 million in Latin America and the Caribbean. On 12 April 2018, the UN Secretary General confirmed that the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) co...

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  • Human movement in the Americas has skyrocketed in recent years. Migration and displacement in the region are precipitated by severe climate events and climate change, insecurity, violence, and political and economic upheaval. In an effort to support people on the move across migration routes, the Red Cross National Societies in the region offer...

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  • For the majority of migrants, Mexico has historically been a country of origin or transit as they head towards the United States (US). However, greater numbers of migrants are now staying for longer periods of time in Mexico as more stringent immigration policies in the US require them to remain in Mexico while they wait for requests to enter the...

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  • MRRM program has a component of direct assistance for the stranded migrants on the Nigerien territory who wish to go back to their home country. The assistance includes primary health services at the IOM transit centers and referral to the local health structures, however, we face sometimes, the situation that migrants with severe health condition...

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  • The Centre for Indian Migrant Studies (CIMS) is a Non-Governmental Organization that aims to safeguard the rights of international migrant workers from India. One of the major works that CIMS have taken up since its launch is tracing the migrants who have gone missing in foreign countries. Over the years, CIMS have attended cases where the migrant...

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  • The Gambia is a small country with big migration. Of a population of about 2.2 million, about 10 percent are emigrants. At about 30%, Gambia has the highest dependency on remittances in Africa. MSDG was established in January 2017 as an innovative diaspora-led Technical Assistance (TA) / Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). Its first activity was...

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  • SIMN is an umbrella organization of the Scalabrinian Missionaries, a Catholic congregation with more than 135 years of experience serving migrants and refugees, present today in 39 countries worldwide. The Scalabrinians realized that it was imperative to go beyond humanitarian services to migrants in order to secure a prosperous future for them and...

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  • This project supported the Government of Kenya (GoK) in its efforts to strengthen community resilience to climate change by harnessing migrant and diaspora resources. The main interventions included GoK organizing policy dialogues with migrants and diaspora communities and convening a consortium of government institutions working in areas of...

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    1. In 2018, during National Coordination Mechanism on migration (NCM) consultative meeting, the Chair request the secretariat to consider extending its activities to the Counties in line with the new governance structure. This request was repeated in July 2019 during the first ever National Migration Conference. In 2020, the secretariat...

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  • The Eastern Caribbean region has witnessed a changing climatic regime in the last decades marked by an increased frequency and intensity of extreme climate events and related disasters. As a result, many people have been affected and some have even been displaced. Despite the importance of climate change in the region to this day, data and evidence...

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  • This action has been submitted through the Mayors Mechanism Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees. Not every family finds its way easily to youth work. The youth movements of Mechelen are not yet a reflection and representation of the diversity in our city. The youth service has taken up the challenge to change this with the youth...

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  • The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic posed several challenges to many governments. As a country of origin, the Philippines was among those severely affected – with many of its migrants finding themselves stranded on land and sea all over the world. This has prompted the Philippine government to respond to the unprecedented mass return of...

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  • “Chamas in Action” is a program that focuses on the empowerment of migrant, refugees and asylum seeker Venezuelan girls, building their leadership skills, connecting them to networks and supporting their integration into Peruvian society. In 2021, Quinta Ola in association with Manuela Ramos NGO and with the finnantial support of European Union in...

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  • The “Migration Volunteer” Project was launched on February 7, 2019 at the initiative of the Chief of the State Migration Service, and on June 28, 2019, the “Migration Volunteer” Public Union was formed. One of the key objectives of this Union is using support of volunteers in order to facilitate migrants' access to services provided by the State...

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  • Migration governance is very important for Albania due to various migration related dynamics with around one third of the population currently residing abroad and a high propensity to migrate. The country is affected also by increasing mixed migration flows of migrants trying to transit to Western Europe but also as destination, mainly for labor...

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42 Global Practices
  • 1 - Data
  • 2 - Minimize adverse drivers
  • 3 - Information provision
  • 4 - Legal identity and documentation
  • 5 - Regular pathways
  • 6 - Recruitment and decent work
  • 7 - Reduce vulnerabilities
  • 8 - Save lives
  • 9 - Counter smuggling
  • 10 - Eradicate trafficking
  • 11 - Manage borders
  • 12 - Screening and referral
  • 13 - Alternatives to detention
  • 14 - Consular protection
  • 15 - Access to basic services
  • 16 - Inclusion and social cohesion
  • 17 - Eliminate discrimination
  • 18 - Skills development and recognition
  • 19 - Migrant and diaspora contributions
  • 20 - Remittances
  • 21 - Dignified return and reintegration
  • 22 - Social protection
  • 23 - International cooperation

Practices by GCM Objectives


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).

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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.

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