Thematic Consultations

A series of informal thematic sessions on facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration will gather substantive input and concrete recommendations to inform the development of the global compact on migration. The thematic groupings address, but are not limited to the elements outlined in paragraph 8 of Annex II of the New York Declaration:

Human rights of all migrants

This thematic session will focus on the human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion, and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance. 

Venue: UN Geneva
Date: May 2017

Drivers of migration

This thematic session will address the drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution.

Venue: UN New York
Date: May 2017

International cooperation and governance of migration

This thematic session will discuss international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration.

Venue: UN Geneva
Date: June 2017

Contributions of migrants and diasporas to development

This thematic session will examine the contributions of migrants and diaspora to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits.

Venue: UN New York
Date: July 2017

Migrant Smuggling and trafficking

This thematic session will look at smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims.

Venue: UNODC Vienna
Date: September 2017

Irregular migration and regular pathways

This thematic session will discuss irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labor mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications, and other relevant measures.

Venue: UN Geneva
Date: October 2017