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International cooperation

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 International Cooperation. 

“International cooperation. The Global Compact is a non-legally binding cooperative framework that recognizes that no State can address migration on its own because of the inherently transnational nature of the phenomenon. It requires international, regional and bilateral cooperation and dialogue. Its authority rests on its consensual nature, credibility, collective ownership, joint implementation, follow-up and review” (GCM, 2018: para. 15)

The Global Compact is a milestone in the history of the global dialogue and international cooperation on migration. It fosters international cooperation among all relevant actors on migration, acknowledging that no State can address migration alone. With the 360-degree vision of international migration, aims to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration, while reducing the incidence and negative impact of irregular migration through international cooperation and a combination of measures put forward in the Global Compact. (A/RES/73?195 para. 6 and 7)

 

International Cooperation across the Global Compact

The guiding principle of International Cooperation is also mentioned in the following sections of the GCM:

  • Objective 3, para. 19(b): Provide accurate and timely information at all stages of migration
  • Objective 7, para. 23(j): Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration
  • Objective 8, para. 24(f): Save lives and establish coordinated international efforts on missing migrants
  • Objective 9, para. 25: Strengthen the transnational response to smuggling of migrants
  • Objective 10, para. 26: Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration
  • Objective 23, para. 39: Strengthen international cooperation and global partnerships for safe, orderly and regular migration
  • Implementation para. 42

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

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Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2018
Date of publication:
19 December 2018
Information Type:
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/195, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, drawing on the United Nations Network on Migration, to report to the Assembly on a biennial basis on the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and...
Date of publication:
26 October 2020
Information Type:

Events

Join CERC Migration for an international workshop convened by Anna Triandafyllidou, Younes Ahouga and Richa Shivakoti (all CERC Migration) and Binod Khadria (Jawaharlal Nehru University and CERC Migration Scholar of Excellence, opens in new window.) Practitioners extolled the adoption of the Global

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The UNICEF MENA Regional Office in partnership with UNICEF-Innocenti Office of Research and in cooperation with the UN Regional Network on Migration, is pleased to invite you to register for the online launch of three timely research briefs - Implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and
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The IOM Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) Initiative (2017-2022), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) and managed from the IOM Regional Office in Brussels, aims to strengthen the process of
MIGNEX – Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus – is a five-year research project (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. It involves researchers at nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Training and guidance

Recognizing there is no one-size-fits all approach to implementation of the Global Compact, this flexible, self-guided reference document provides a methodology and resources to support member states and stakeholders with GCM implementation, whether through the development of a dedicated national...
Date of publication:
12 May 2022
Created in 2016 by IOM, the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) programme is a tool that supports governments in taking stock of the comprehensiveness of their migration policies, as well as in identifying gaps and areas that could be strengthened.
Date of publication:
22 March 2022

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You've heard about the Global Compact for Migration? What's it about?
Video message by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on International Migrants Day (18 December 2019).

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