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Whole-of-society approach

Cross-cutting theme in the Global Compact for Migration

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is based on a set of cross-cutting and interdependent guiding principles. This page provides resources for the guiding principle of Whole-of-society approach:

“Whole-of-society approach. The Global Compact promotes broad multi-stakeholder partnerships to address migration in all its dimensions by including migrants, diasporas, local communities, civil society, academia, the private sector, parliamentarians, trade unions, national human rights institutions, the media and other relevant stakeholders in migration governance." (GCM, 2018: para. 15)

A whole-of-society approach entails the robust participation of migrants and host community members in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), as part of meaningful multi-stakeholder engagement. This requires government actors to create environments that are inclusive, safe and sustainable. A whole-of-society approach helps to ensure the participation of those who often face significant structural barriers to participation in migration policymaking, such as migrants themselves and migrant-led organizations. It is important to provide spaces where all actors can engage in an active, free, and informed manner. The GCM will be implemented in cooperation and partnership with migrants, civil society, migrant and diaspora organizations, faith-based organizations, local authorities and communities, the private sector, trade unions, parliamentarians, national human rights institutions, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, academia, the media and other relevant stakeholders (GCM, para 44). 

 

Whole-of-society approach in the text of the Global Compact

The Whole-of-society approach is also mentioned in the following sections of the GCM:

  • Objective 17, para. 33: Eliminate all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse to shape perceptions of migration
  • Objective 23, para. 39(a): Strengthen international cooperation and global partnerships for safe, orderly and regular migration
  • Paragraphs 41, 44, 48, and 53

The Global Compact for Migration (GCM) report is available in AR, ZH, EN, FR, RU, ES.

    Resources

    The GCM stresses the need for member states to adopt and understand the importance of a whole-of-society approach in implementation of the Compact.
    Date of publication:
    27 April 2020
    Information Type:
    The Civil Society Action Committee mapping report on “Civil Society 2019 Engagement in Global Compact for Migration Implementation with a Post-COVID-19 Outlook”.
    Date of publication:
    01 June 2020
    Information Type:

    Videos

    CGCM (Civil society for Global Commitment on Migration) is a network of civil society, trade unions and stakeholders to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
    Colin Rajah, ‎Civil Society Liaison on the Global Compact for Migration, International Organisation on Migration Session: Cooperation in the policy-making process Autumn Academy 2018: Opportunities and challenges in cooperation between government and civil society in the management of migration in

    Projects

    From 2008 to 2012, the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) provided guidance and training on integrating migration into policy planning at the local level and supported the scaling up of local migration and development initiatives.
    From 2011 to 2018, this pilot project aimed to mainstream migration into the national development planning and other sectoral policies from a multi-stakeholder and whole-of-government approach. The main outcomes were capacity-building and peer-to-peer leaning among the countries involved.

    Events

    Virtual launch of the Lancet Migration European Regional Hub, co-hosted by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies.
    22 June 2021, 12:00 to 1:15 PM
    The conference presents results of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Exploratory Research Activity (ERA) “International migrants in functional urban areas.
    9 December 2021, 9:00 to 10:45 AM

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