Side-event on Migration Governance, on the margins of the GCM informal thematic session (2017)

Side-event on Migration Governance on the margins of the GCM informal thematic session

The Side-event “Tools and Good Practices on Migration Governance: National and Regional Levels” was organized under the auspices of the Governments of Australia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates and IOM on 20 June 2017 in Geneva on the margins of the global compact informal thematic session on “International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions.”

The event was attended by 75 participants. It comprised 2 panels with presentations on migration governance at the national level by representatives from Mexico, Peru and Australia; and at the interregional governance by representatives of the Chairs and Secretariats of two ISCMs - the Ministerial Consultation On Overseas Employment and Contractual Labor for Countries of Origin and Destination in Asia (Abu Dhabi Dialogue, ADD) and the Inter-Governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC).

Each of the ISCM presentations was divided between the Chair and Secretariat: Sri Lanka and UAE for the ADD and Norway and IGC Administration for the IGC. The presentations stressed how their respective ISCMs contributed to increased trust among participating states, and the emergence of converging policy approaches on (inter-) regional governance of migration.