More than 160 UN member countries endorsed the Global Compact for Migration at an intergovernmental conference held on December 10-11. This agreement includes some important advances, above all in a context of growing xenophobia and nationalism in Latin America and the world.
The new Global Compact represents a turning point in the international management of migration. But much work remains to ensure that its implementation is focused on the protection of the rights of migrants.
During the final round of negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration, 40 organizations urged UN member states to ensure that the accord fully incorporate a rights-based approach. The last draft includes changes that reinforce a focus on control and security. If this is validated, countries will have wasted a historic opportunity to fuel a paradigm shift.
At the fourth of six rounds of negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration, state delegations from various regions defended the importance of addressing regularization procedures.
The latest draft of the Global Compact for Migration avoids mentioning the regularization of those who are already living in their destination country, which is a serious omission. Opinion piece by Camila Barretto Maia, Diego Morales y Raísa Ortiz Cetra.
UN member states began negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration. This agreement represents an unprecedented opportunity to establish specific obligations for protecting the human rights of migrant persons, but the process faces numerous challenges. Opinion piece by Camila Barretto Maia, Diego Morales and Raísa Ortiz Cetra.
At the UN, States will begin negotiating the Global Compact on migration. CELS and five other organizations present concrete measures that the Compact should include to guarantee migrants’ rights.
The Global Compact on migration could be an unprecedented intergovernmental tool but the majority of states have expressed an interest in intensifying the current model, centered on controls and security, instead of transforming it.
“Regulating migration” must stop being equated with impeding or criminalizing migrants. In regional and international forums, we promote alternative models that guarantee their rights.
High-level plenary meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. United Nations General Assembly.