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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:

Videos

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).

Projects

The IOM Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development (MMICD) Initiative (2017-2021), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and managed from the IOM Regional Office in Brussels, aims to strengthen the
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.

Events

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
Analysis & Evidence (A&E) was introduced by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2018 as a result of the increasing interest by the organization - and in particular by its Economic Security Unit - to design and build its programmes based on the best available evidence.
29 November 2021, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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