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PSI contributions to the thematic consultations towards a global compact on migration in 2018

18 October 2017
First Thematic Consultation in May

The 2016 New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees mandates the United Nations to forge a Global Compact on Migration and a Global Compact on Refugees, which will be adopted in a High-Level Conference in 2018.

Between April to November 2017, a series of six informal thematic consultations are being held between UN Geneva and UN New York that will inform the negotiations and adoption of the Global Compact on Migration in 2018.

First Thematic Consultation on the Human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance, Geneva, 8-9 May 2017.


Third Thematic Consultation on International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration, Geneva, 19-20 June 2017.

PSI’s Genevieve Gencianos, Migration Programme Coordinator, served as an Expert Speaker in Panel 3 -  International Cooperation and Governance of Migration on Return, Readmission, Integration and Reintegration.

See video of the presentation that took place on 20 June:


Sixth Thematic Consultation on Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures, Geneva 12-13 October 2017.

UN TV Video Clip – PSI Intervention in Panel 3

In addition to the global thematic consultations, representatives of PSI affiliates also participated in the civil society regional and national consultations in the Asia Pacific, Africa and Arab Countries.

See here the consolidated version of the Key Points submitted by PSI towards the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.


More information on http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/.

Also see