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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
TitleTypeCreated
Regional UNNM for Arab States Pledges commitment to support mainstreaming of migration Pledge
Présentation HurifbaPledge
Jincemon JoyPledge
Red Nacional de Ciudades Acogedoras: Un Espacio Institucional para la Coordinación y Colaboración Local-Nacional en Brasil.Pledge
C40 Cities and the Mayors Migration Council: Fostering Global Recognition and Support for Local Action on the urban dimension of climate migrationPledge
Bring the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees to $50M Pledge
UCLG Brings the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees at the Core of the 2030 Agenda and the UN Pact for the Future Pledge
Tyre and Zürich: Improving Local Services for Migrants, Refugees, and the Local Population through City-to-City CooperationPledge
Regularización a la “vuelta de la esquina": implementación de servicios de regularización integrados (MAC)Practice Repository
Coordinated Management of the DTM at the Chilean-Bolivian border Practice Repository
Kenya GCM Implementation Plan (2023-2027)Practice Repository
An online induction training for GCM consultants to support the governments in GCM implementation in Central Asia - Enhancing the GCM implementation post IMRF Progress Declaration. Events
Closing event of the Project “Awareness Raising for Labour Mobility to Bulgaria”Events
International Capacity Building WorkshopEvents
Seminar on "The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM)"Events
CAPITALISING ON HUMAN MOBILITY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF REGIONAL COOPERATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR SOCIETIEEvents
​​SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW NATIONAL STRATEGY ON MIGRATION AND ACTION PLAN IN ALBANIA ​ Events
Presentation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular MigrationEvents
Workshop on “The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)” in the framework of the Almaty ProcessEvents
Support Programme for Indigenous Communities in the Context of Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Deforestation Practice Repository

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