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Implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM): Guidance for Governments and all Relevant Stakeholders

Advanced draft 

Prepared under the auspices of the UN Network on Migration Core Working Group 2.2: GCM National Implementation Plans

The purpose of this guidance is to provide a reference document for governments and all relevant stakeholders to support the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), including through the development of National Implementation Plans (NIPs). In accordance with the GCM, it offers a comprehensive, 360-degree vision of international migration and is guided by the GCM's cross-cutting and interdependent principles.

The guidance provides key considerations, resources, tools and concrete examples related to each of the 23 GCM objectives and further articulates a suggested six-step process to support States with GCM implementation. The guidance is designed to be flexible, recognizing that every country's context is unique and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to GCM implementation.

The guidance is designed to serve governments along with a range of stakeholders, in line with the GCM's whole-of-government and whole-of-society guiding principles. This includes actors at all levels and sectors of government, as well as migrants, diasporas, local communities, civil society, academia, the private sector, parliamentarians, trade unions, national human rights institutions, the media and other relevant stakeholders (GCM, para. 44).

The guidance also includes a Booklet, which  provides  substantive information  on  all  23  GCM  objectives,  including  examples  of  practical  applications.

The Guide is available in English, French and Spanish at the links below.