Greetings from Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA). We are writing to send you updates on the Global Compact for Migration, specifically the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
The Asia Pacificm GCM consultation is organized by UN ESCAP and will be held in Bangkok Thailand from 6-8 November 2017. The consultation will provide a forum to identify key migration issues, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region; to identify existing national, bilateral, subregional and regional arrangements in place to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration; and to arrive at a set of conclusions that can serve as a regional input into the global stocktaking meeting due to be held in Mexico in December 2017. The ESCAP Consultation is part of a series of the regional consultations organized by the UN (information on other regional consultations can be accessed here: http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/regional-consultations ).
The registration for the ESCAP regional consultation is now open. We encourage CSO partners to register at the following link: http://www.unescap.org/events/asia-pacific-regional-preparatory-meeting-global-compact-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration
Participants will be requested to provide passport information and photo to register online. We are also sharing with you the provisional agenda for the consultation. Thank you very much.
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