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People-centred

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 People-centred:

“People-centred: The Global Compact carries a strong human dimension to it, inherent to the migration experience itself. It promotes the well-being of migrants and the members of communities in countries of origin, transit and destination. As a result, the Global Compact places individuals at its core." (GCM, 2018: para. 15)

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of an individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. People may have the desire and the capacity to move to other places to seek greater opportunities, freedom, safety and security. Increased global interconnection, affordable transportation and rapid advances in digital communication tools facilitate movements that have overall remained stable in relative terms. Global mobility entails both opportunities and challenges for individuals and families, whose well-being needs to be at the center of this context. Migrants are human beings with equal rights to life, dignity, liberty and security. They should be not simply perceived as agents for economic development, burden to the society or helpless victims or even as criminals, but instead, as human beings with human rights.  

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

 

Contents using this term
TitleTypeCreated
Africa-Europe Mayors’ Dialogue, Milan-Freetown Partnership on Fashion and Textile Pledge
Regional UNNM for Arab States Pledges commitment to support mainstreaming of migration Pledge
Quezon City’s Migrants Resource Center: Solidarity in DiversityPledge
Quezon City’s Migrants Resource Center: Solidarity in DiversityPledge
Legazpi City: Expanded Help Desk for Overseas Filipino WorkersPledge
Strengthening Maipú’s Governance Capacity to Promote Social Inclusion of Migrants and RefugeesPledge
Présentation HurifbaPledge
Carmen de La Legua: Plan Municipal De Acción Local Para Construir Un Futuro Con Migrantes Y Refugiados 2023 - 2026Pledge
Laguna Province Establishes a One Stop Migration Resource CenterPledge
The City of Dallas Community Ambassador Program: Facilitating Access to Information and Services for Linguistically Diverse Communities Pledge
Inauguración de un nuevo Centro de Referencia y Atención a Inmigrantes (CRAI) en la ciudad de São Paulo.Pledge
Pledge of the City of Zürich to the European Pillar of Social Rights: Ensuring access to municipal services for all Pledge
ANVITA’s Annual “Guide for A Welcoming France”: Providing Advocacy Tools and Policy Guidance for Local GovernmentsPledge
Jincemon JoyPledge
“First Steps in Milan”: Ensuring Access to Educational and Childcare Services for and Newly Arrived Migrant and Refugee FamiliesPledge
Lancaster Welcomes: Embracing Diversity with a Strategic Welcome Plan for Immigrants and RefugeesPledge
Guayaquil’s Centro Municipal Ciudadanos Integrados: Holistic Support for People and Children on the Move Pledge
The City of Dallas Community Ambassador Program: Facilitating Access to Information and Services for Linguistically Diverse Communities Pledge
Carmen de La Legua: Plan Municipal De Acción Local Para Construir Un Futuro Con Migrantes Y Refugiados 2023 - 2026Pledge
C40 Cities and the Mayors Migration Council: Fostering Global Recognition and Support for Local Action on the urban dimension of climate migrationPledge

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