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Concept Note for the GCM Talks (Updated June 2023)

In February 2023, the United Nations Network on Migration launched a series of global and regional consultations and peer-learning exchanges – GCM Talks – to support Member States, the United Nations system, and stakeholders to continue discussions on how best to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).   

The GCM Talks take place mainly at global and regional levels. Where relevant, GCM Talks can be organized at the national level. Their purpose is to encourage an exchange of ideas, identifying key challenges or issues which require attention, initiating pledges and identifying practices for inclusion on the Hub.    

The GCM Talks are an integral part of the activities of the Network, including its workstreams and feed into the preparation for the forthcoming Regional Reviews, and the next biennial report of the UN SecretaryGeneral, due in 2024. The GCM Talks are aligned with the Network’s priorities, as listed in the Workplan 2022 – 2024. 

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*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).