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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.

Contents using this term
Cooperación internacional desde el codesarrollo Pledge16 May 2023
City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in EuropePledge05 May 2023
Implement and monitor the Municipal Plan of Policies for the Immigrant Population 2021-2024Pledge05 May 2023
Establishment of a cross-city Taskforce on Migrant InclusionPledge05 May 2023
Beyond States: the story behind the Global Compact for MigrationEvents26 Apr 2023
Missing Migrants: preventing & addressing loss of life and the risk of going missing in migration routesEvents14 Mar 2023
GCM Talk: Missing migrants and Humanitarian assistanceEvents06 Mar 2023
MobileRemit AfricaPractice Repository06 Feb 2023
Sesiones de formación de periodistas en migración, medio ambiente y cambio climáticoPractice Repository23 Jan 2023
Balanced Narratives on Migrants and RefugeesPledge21 Dec 2022
Supporting regular migration pathways for safe and orderly migration, and to deter irregular migrationPledge21 Dec 2022
Kenya National Coordination Mechanism on Migration (NCM): County Outreach ProgramPractice Repository20 Dec 2022
Report of Day 2, Regional Network launch event: “Promoting Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the Asia Pacific Region"Resource12 Dec 2022
Unidad de Migración del Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social Practice Repository05 Dec 2022
Regional Meeting on Promoting Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the Asia Pacific RegionVideo01 Dec 2022
Partnerships to address the challenges and opportunities of human mobility in the context of changing climate and disastersEvents11 Nov 2022
Strengthening action on climate change and human mobility: building synergies, coordinating actionsEvents10 Nov 2022
Derechos Políticos de personas migrantes: experiencia del Consejo Municipal de Migrantes en el municipio de San Pablo Practice Repository08 Nov 2022
World Bank Innovation Challenge on Jobs & MigrationEvents08 Nov 2022
Estrategia para aumentar la inscripción de migrantes en el Sistema Único de Salud (SUS)Practice Repository08 Nov 2022