Overlaps in ISCMs’ thematic and geographic focus

Overlaps in ISCMs' thematic and geographic focus

Geographic coverage of ISCMs

Over 200 countries and territories are members of at least one inter-State consultation mechanism on migration (ISCM). Most countries participate in more than one ISCM. Countries in the same geographical or political region may participate in more than one ISCMs addressing the same or similar regions.

ISCMs are initiated by States to address common issues of migration management and it is possible to have several ISCMs (regional level ISCMs are called Regional Consultative Processes on Migration or RCPs) in one given region which may have different thematic focuses but full or partial overlaps in geographical coverage. 

Overlaps may allow for ISCMs to synergize. 

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The map Country Participation Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration (ISCMs) shows which ISCMs a given country participates in as a Member. It also shows the same country's participation in political and economic unions, since the latter may either be formally associated with certain ISCMs or be important ISCM partners.

Thematic focus of ISCMs and thematic overlaps

ISCMs may also address the same issues and have thematic overlaps. Same or similar thematic foci allow for ISCMs to synergize and cooperate in the concurring areas if migration governance.
 
The below tables show the thematic foci of the ISCMs per ISCM and per thematic focus.

ISCM Thematic Focus Chart by Area of ​​Focus

Area of ​​focus ISCM
Asylum

Almaty Process

ARCP

EaP Panel on migration

IGC

Khartoum Process

Prague Process

Rabat Process

RCM

Quito Process

Border management

ACP-EU Dialogue

ASEM

AU-HoAI

CMC

EaP Panel

EU-CELAC

IGAD-RCP

IGC

Khartoum Process

MiDIOCC

MIDSA

MIDWA

PAFOM

PIDC

Puebla Process

Rabat Process

RIAM

Brain drain

ARCP

Capacity-building

ARCP

ADD

IGAD-RCP

MIDCOM

RCM

Counter discrimination

Budapest Process

RCM

Counter migrant smuggling

AU-HoAI

CMC

IGAD-RCP

MIDCAS

MiDIOCC

MIDSA

MIDWA

PIDC

RCM

SACM

ACP-EU Dialogue

EU-CELAC MD

Khartoum Process

Rabat Process

Quito Process

Counter-trafficking

AU-HoAI

Almaty Process

CMC

EaP panel on migration

IGAD-RCP

MIDCAS

MiDIOCC

MIDSA

MIDWA

RCM

Rabat Process

SACM

ACP-EU Dialogue

ASEM Conference

Bali Process

Budapest Process

EU-CELAC

Khartoum Process

MiDIOCC

RIAM

Quito Process

Diaspora

CMC

MiDIOCC

MIDWA

RCM

SACM

Forced displacement

Khartoum Process

Rabat Process

Global Compact for Migration

Almaty Process

ARCP

Colombo Process

MIDSA

MIDWA

MIDCOM

Prague Process

RCM

SACM

ADD

Bali Process

Budapest Process

Khartoum Process

Rabat Process

IGC

PAFOM

GFMD

IDM

Humanitarian emergency preparedness

CMC
Human mobility

Almaty Process

Bali Process

GFMD

IGAD-RCP

Budapest Process

Rabat Process

IDPs IGAD-RCP
Information systems OCAM
International protection Budapest Process

Irregular migration

Almaty Process

ARCP

EaP panel on migration

IGAD-RCP

MIDCAS

MiDIOCC

MIDSA

MIDWA

MIDCOM

Prague Process

ADD

ASEM Conference

Bali Process

Budapest Process

EU-CELAC

Khartoum Process

Rabat Process

PAFOM

PIDC

RCM

GFMD

Legal migration

Budapest Process

Rabat Process

MIDWA

Prague Process

Labour migration

ADD

ASEM Conference

CMC

OCAM

Colombo Process

COMMIT

EaP panel on migration

EU-CELAC

GFMD

FIBEMYD

IGAD-RCP

MIDCAS

MIDSA

MIDWA

MIDCOM

Quito Process

Prague Process

RCM

Migrant integration

Almaty Process

ARCP

MIDCAS

RCM

SACM

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

Bali Process

Budapest process

EU-CELAC

IGC

Quito Process

Migrant protection GFMD
Migrants' Rights

5 + 5 Dialogue

Almaty Process

ARCP

Bali Process

Colombo Process

EaP panel on migration

EU-CELAC

FIBEMYD

IGC

Khartoum Process

MIDCAS

MIDCOM

MIDSA

MIDWA

OCAM

RCM

Quito Process

SACM

Migrants in vulnerable situations

Almaty Process

ASEM Conference

Bali Process

RCM

Migration and development

ARCP

CMC

OCAM

Colombo Process

IGAD RCP

MIDCAS

MIDSA

MIDCOM

MiDIOCC

PIDC

Prague Process

RCM

SACM

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

ADD

ASEM Conference

Budapest Process

EU-CELAC

Khartoum Process

Rabat Process

FIBEMYD

PAFOM

GFMD

Migration and gender

Colombo Process

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

Quito Process

RCM

Migration and Security

MIDWA

OCAM

Migration data and statistics

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

ARCP

CMC

EU-CELAC

IGAD-RCP

IGC

Khartoum Process

MIDCAS

MIDCOM

MiDIOCC

MIDWA

OCAM

PIDC

Prague Process

RCM

RIAM

SACM

Migration and health

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

CMC

Colombo Process

FIBEMYD

MIDCAS

MIDCOM

MiDIOCC

MIDSA

RCM

Quito Process

Migration management

ADD

Almaty Process

ARCP

FIBEMYD

GFMD

IGAD-RCP

Khartoum Process

MIDCOM

MIDWA

PAFOM

RIAM

Migration policy and governance

Almaty Process

ARCP

Budapest Process

OCAM

EaP panel on migration

IGAD RCP

MIDSA

MIDWA

MIDCOM

PIDC

Prague Process

RCM

Budapest Process

FIBEMYD

IGC

PAFOM

GFMD

IDM

Migration, environment and climate change

Bali Process

CMC

FIBEMYD

IGAD-RCP

IGC

MIDCAS

MiDIOCC

MIDWA

PIDC

RCM

Migration trends / drivers of migration

Almaty Process

Mixed migration

ARCP

MIDCAS

MIDWA

RCM

Multi-stakeholder engagement (private and / or civil society)

Bali Process

GFMD

RCM

Partnerships and cooperation on migration

5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

GFMD

IDM

IGAD-RCP

OCAM

Prague Process

Quito Process

Public awareness on migration 5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

Refugees and protection

Almaty Process

CMC

EaP Panel on Migration

FIBEMYD

IGAD-RCP

IGC

MIDCOM

Rabat Process

RCM

Quito Process

Regular migration 5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

Remittances

ACP-EU Dialogue

ADD

ARCP

Colombo Process

EU-CELAC

FIBEMYD

RCM

Return, reintegration, readmissions

ACP-EU Dialogue

Bali Process

Budapest Process

EU-CELAC

IGAD-RCP

IGC

Khartoum Process

MIDCAS

MIDSA

MIDWA

Rabat Process

RCM

Statelessness RCM
Sustainable development goals GFMD
Technology

IGC

IGAD-RCP

RIAM

Transit migration 5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration

Unaccompanied or separated migrant boys, girls and adolescents

ASEM Conference

MIDSA

RCM

 ISCM Thematic Focus Chart by ISCM

ISCM Name and Acronym ISCM Areas of Focus
5 + 5 Dialogue on Migration in the Western Mediterranean

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and gender

Migration and health

Migration data and statistics

Migration management

Partnerships and cooperation on migration 

Public awareness on migration

Regular migration

Transit migration

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) - European Union (EU) Dialogue on Migration

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Remittances

Return, reintegration, readmission

Almaty Process on Refugee Protection and International Migration

Asylum

Counter-trafficking

Human mobility

Irregular Migration

Migrant Integration

Migrants in vulnerable situations

Migrants' rights

Migration management

Migration policy and governance

Migration trends / drivers of migration

Refugees and protection

Arab Regional Consultative Process on Migration and Refugee Affairs (ARCP)

Asylum

Brain Drain

Capacity-building

Irregular Migration

Migrant integration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration data and statistics

Migration management

Migration policy and governance

Mixed migration

Remittances

Asia - European Union Meeting's (ASEM) Conference of the Directors General of Immigration and Management of Migratory Flows

Border management

Counter-trafficking

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrants in vulnerable situations

Migration and development

Unaccompanied or separated migrant boys, girls and adolescents

AU- Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling 

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

Counter-trafficking

Human mobility

Irregular migration

Migrant integration

Migrants in vulnerable situations

Migrant rights

Multi-stakeholder engagement (private and / or civil society)

Budapest Process

Counter discrimination

Counter-trafficking

Human mobility

Irregular migration

International protection

Legal migration

Migrant integration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration policy and governance

Return, reintegration, readmission

Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC)

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Diaspora

Emergency preparedness and response

Labour migration

Migration and development

Migration and health

Migration data and statistics

Migration, environment and climate change

Refugees and protection

Central American Commission of Migration Directors (OCAM)

Labour migration

Information systems

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration data and statistics

Migration policy and governance

Partnerships and cooperation on migration

Security

Colombo Process: Regional Consultative Process on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labor for Countries of Origin in Asia

Consular support

Labour migration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and gender

Migration and health

Pre-departure orientation

Remittances

Sustainable development goals

Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT Process)

Counter-trafficking

Counter migrant smuggling

Labour migration

 

Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration, Mobility and Integrated Border Management (EaP Panel on Migration)

Asylum

Border management

Counter-trafficking

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrants' rights

Migration policy and governance

Refugees and protection

EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative (Khartoum Process)

Asylum

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Forced displacement

Irregular migration

Migration and development

Migration management

Return, reintegration, readmission

Euro-African Dialogue on Migration and Development (Rabat Process)

Asylum

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Forced displacement

Human mobility

Irregular migration

Legal migration

Migration and development

Refugees and protection

Return, reintegration, readmission

European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean Structured and Comprehensive Bi-regional Dialogue on Migration (EU-CELAC)

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrant integration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration data and statistics

Remittances

Return, reintegration, readmission

Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

Human mobility

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrant protection

Migration and development

Migration management

Migration policy and governance

Multi-stakeholder engagement (private and / or civil society)

Partnership and cooperation on migration

Remittances

Sustainable development goals

Ibero-American Forum on Migration and Development (FIBEMYD)

Labour migration

Migrants’ rights

Migration and development

Migration management

Refugees and protection

Remittances

Ibero-American Network of Migration Authorities (RIAM)

Border management

Counter-trafficking

Migration data and statistics

Migration management 

Technology

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Consultative Process on Migration (IGAD-RCP)

Border management

Capacity-building

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Human mobility

Internally displaced persons

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrant integration

Migration and development

Migration data and statistics

Migration policy and governance

Migration, environment and climate change

Migration management

Partnerships and cooperation on migration

Refugees and protection

Return, reintegration and readmission

Technology

International Technical Meeting on Human Mobility of Venezuelan Citizens in the Region (Quito Process)

Counter-discrimination

Counter-trafficking

Counter migrant smuggling

Labour migration

Migrants' rights

Migrant integration

Migration and health

Migration and gender

Partnership and cooperation on migration

Refugees and protection

Unaccompanied or separated migrant boys, girls and adolescents

Inter-Governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC)

Asylum

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Immigration

Irregular migration

Migrant integration

Migration data and statistics

Return, reintegration, readmission

Refugees and protection

Technology

Migration Dialogue for Central African States (MIDCAS)

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrant integration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and health

Migration and security

Migration data and statistics

Migration, environment and climate change

Mixed migration

Return, reintegration and readmission

Migration Dialogue for Indian Ocean Commission Countries (MiDIOCC)

Counter-trafficking

Counter migrant smuggling

Border management

Diaspora

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migration data and statistics

Migration and health

Migration, environment and climate change

Security

Sustainable development goals

Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA)

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and health

Migration policy and governance

Return, reintegration, readmission

Unaccompanied or separated migrant boys, girls and adolescents

Migration Dialogue for West Africa (MIDWA)

Border management

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Diaspora

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Legal migration

Migrants' rights

Migration data and statistics

Migration, environment and climate change

Migration management

Mixed migration

Return, reintegration, readmission

Security

Migration Dialogue from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Member States (MIDCOM)

Capacity-building

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and health

Migration data and statistics

Migration management

Migration policy and governance

Refugees and protection

Ministerial Consultation on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labor for Countries of Origin and Destination in Asia (Abu Dhabi Dialogue)

Capacity-building

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migration and development

Migration management

Remittances

Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC)

Border management

Irregular migration

Migration data and statistics

Migration policy and governance

Partnerships and cooperation on migration 

Pan-African Forum on Migration (PAFOM)

Border management

Irregular migration

Migration and development

Migration management

Migration policy and governance

Prague Process

Asylum

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Legal migration

Migration and development

Partnership and cooperation on migration

Regional Conference on Migration (RCM or Puebla Process)

Asylum

Border management

Counter discrimination

Counter-trafficking

Counter migrant smuggling

Diaspora

Irregular migration

Labour migration

Migrant boys, girls, and adolescents

Migrant integration

Migrants in vulnerable situations 

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration and gender

Migration and health

Migration and tourism

Migration data and statistics

Migration policy and governance

Migration, environment and climate change

Mixed migration

Private sector engagement

Refugees and protection

Remittances

Return, reintegration and readmission

Statelessness

South American Conference on Migration (SACM)

Counter migrant smuggling

Counter-trafficking

Diaspora

Migrant integration

Migrants' rights

Migration and development

Migration data and statistics

Overlaps in ISCM and IGO memberships

Often ISCMs have formal associations with intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) - mostly political and economic unions. Political and economic unions, regional organizations or other IGOs ​​may be members or observers of ISCMs. 

The interactive map Overlaps in ISCMs and IGOs ​​allows to track membership overlaps among ISCMs and various IGOs. 

* All maps, charts and tables are for illustrative purposes: names and boundaries do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

** ISCMs or IGOs ​​may admit new members or suspend membership of certain countries. These maps are as of 2020.

*** ISCMs may change their thematic foci, these tables are as of 2020.