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Circular No. 15: Global Compact for Migration: 1st Intergovernmental Negotiations Meeting

We are writing with regard to the recently concluded first intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). On 20, 22-23 February 2018, the first round of the negotiations meeting was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The discussions were based on the zero draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) which was released to the public on 5 February 2018 by the co-facilitators namely the Ambassador and Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of the governments of Mexico and Switzerland. The meeting was attended by government representatives of the different Member-states of...

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Circular No. 13: Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration

We are pleased to share with you the Zero Draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. The Zero Draft can be seen on this link (http://refugeesmigrants.un.org/sites/default/files/180205_gcm_zero_draft_final.pdf) and we have also attached it in this email. The Zero Draft is divided into: Preamble The preamble recalls the core international human rights treaties, international conventions, protocols, commitments, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Charter of the United Nations (UN) ; recalls the advances made through the International High Level Dialogues (HLDs) on International Migration and Development in 2006 and 2013 and the Global Forum on Migration and Development which paved the way for...

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Circular 12: Report of Louise Arbour (SRSG for International Migration) – Making Migration Work for All

We would like to share with you that the Special Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG) forInternational Migration, Louise Arbour, has shared her report, Making Migration for All. Attached is the report which is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian. As stated in the summary, the report focuses on making migration work for all, emphasizing its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report highlights: (a) options for Member States to help migrants fulfill their economic and social potential; (b) steps to promote regular migration; and (c) policies to meet the legitimate security considerations of Member States concerning irregular migration....

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Circular No. 11 Global Compact for Migration: Updates on November and December 2017 Meetings and Upcoming Negotiations Meeting in 2018

Hope all goes well and Happy New Year! We wish you a wonderful and meaningful year this 2018! There may have been a bit of lag on our monthly circulars on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) and apologies. With this, this circular would be lengthy but significant. Below are updates on: the Pacific Islands Civil Society Consultation on the GCM held in Nadi, Fiji; the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting (AP-RPM) held in Bangkok, Thailand; the Global Compact for Migration Preparatory meeting, (Stocktaking Meeting) held in Mexico, and; dates for the upcoming negotiations to be held in New...

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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