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Localizing the Global Compacts: First Report on Local Action for Migrants and Refugees - 2022

During the first-ever UN International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), the Mayors Mechanism, in partnership with UNHCR, launched a Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees and issued this report on Localization of the Global Compacts to capture the continued political commitment and vast practical experience of local and regional governments to meet or exceed the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (or Global Compact for Migration, GCM).

This inaugural report showcases actions from local governments and organizations that contribute to the GCR and GCM and provides an overview of:

  • What the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees is and how LRGs can join 

  • How the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees meets the GCM, GCR, and SDGs

  • LRGs’ progress building more inclusive multilateral governance of migration and forced displacement. 

  • LRG submissions to the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees

  • Recommendations for the future

The Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees is an ongoing and iterative program of the Mayors Mechanism and its partners, following the model of robust local efforts to Localize the SDGs and achieve the Paris Agreement.

A next report will be produced in advance of the next national government review of the GCR — the 2023 Global Refugee Forum.

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Source / Publisher
GFMD Mayors Mechanism
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
GCM Objectives
Cross Cutting Theme
Whole-of-society approach
SDG.1 - No Poverty
SDG.2 - Zero Hunger
SDG.3 - Good Health And Well-Being
SDG.4 - Quality Education
SDG.5 - Gender Equality
SDG.6 - Clean Water And Sanitation
SDG.7 - Affordable And Clean Energy
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG.11 - Sustainable Cities And Communities
SDG.13 - Climate Action
SDG.16 - Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
SDG.17 - Partnerships For The Goals
Migration governance and infrastructure

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