GCM Related Initiatives

Migrants in Cities

The Global Conference on Cities and Migration, 16-17 November, will be organized by the institutional partners UN-Habitat, IOM and UCLG, in coordination with the hosting partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Belgian Federal Government (“host government”) and the City of Mechelen (“host city”). The conference will be the starting point to build a new and positive narrative on migration from the perspective of local and regional governments, reflected and embedded in the process of the GCM. It will serve as a preparatory event for energizing both local governments’ contribution to developing a Global Compact on Migration and reviewing the status of the implementation of the migration-related commitments of Habitat III, ahead of the first follow-up during the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2018. In this way, the institutional partners will build on the policy coherence achieved so far, in order to take stock of progress across development agendas as well as inform future intergovernmental agreements of relevance.

For more details on the conference see: https://unhabitat.org/global-conference-on-cities-and-migrants-registration/

For additional information on the New Urban Agenda see:  http://habitat3.org/the-new-urban-agenda/

For the concept note see: https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/our_work/ODG/GCM/en_concept_note.pdf



Governance of Temporary Labour Migration in the Gulf: Employer Perspectives on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
20 November 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Federation of United Arab Emirates Chambers of Commerce and Industry is organizing the event “Governance of Temporary Labour Migration in the Gulf: Employer Perspectives on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the International Organization for Migration and in partnership with the International Organisation of Employers and the Global Forum on Migration and Development - Business Mechanism. The event will provide employers in the GCC region with the opportunity to get acquainted with the framework of the global compact as well as contribute their perspectives on key priority issues.

For the agenda of the event see: Online Agenda - 20 November 2017