Apply: Sessions and hearings of prep process for a Global Compact on Migration

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At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University and the UN Global Compact, with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), are facilitating stakeholder participation in the Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder Hearings of the UN General Assembly preparatory process for a global compact on migration.

I. Apply to attend the Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder Hearings
Individual representatives of: 1) relevant organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC, 2) NGOs, civil society, diaspora and migrant organizations, academic institutions and private sector entities approved for special accreditation* to this process, may apply to attend any of the remaining Thematic Sessions and/or informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings taking place in 2017 using the form at this link:
* Organizations / entities not in consultative status wtih ECOSOC could apply for special accreditation to this process from 14 March - 17 April 2017.

II. Schedule of Thematic Sessions and Multi-stakeholder Hearings:

22-23 May 2017 - New York - Addressing 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
APPLY BY 15 MAY 2017

19-20 June 2017 - Geneva - International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration
APPLY BY 30 MAY 2017

24-25 July 2017 - New York - Contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits

26 July 2017 - New York - Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (full day)

4-5 September 2017 - Vienna - Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims

11 October 2017 - Geneva (TBC) - Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (full day)

12-13 October 2017 - Geneva - Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures

18 December 2017 - New York - Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (half day)

III. Representatives of stakeholder organizations / entities could apply to serve on the Stakeholder Steering Committee for this process by 9 May 2017

The members of the Stakeholder Steering Committee are:

Chodzie Celeste Ugochukwu - African Diaspora Council of Switzerland
Aaron Ceradoy - Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants
Yiombi Thona - Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)
Bernice Bird - Bird Law Firm, P.A.
John Slocum - CIDOB - Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti - Committee on Migration
Tomáš Jungwirth - Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations in the Czech Republic
Charles Nasrallah - Cross Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM) & Insan Association
Leah Sullivan - Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
Monami Maulik - Global Coalition on Migration
Berenice Valdez Rivera - IMUMI and COMPA
Emer Groarke - International Catholic Migration Commission
Ellen Percy Kraly - International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
Ben Homer - IPA | switxboard
Mamadou    Goita - IRPAD and PANiDMR
Veronica Mwangi - Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Prof. GebrewoldBelachew  - Management Center Innsbruck
Ashley William Gois - Migrant Forum in Asia
Nadia Idries - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Carlo Angeles - Somos el Presente
Diogo Andreola Serraglio - South American Network for Environmental Migrations
Julius Matovu - Uganda Gay On Move (UGOM)
Jeannette Money - University of California, Davis
Tammy Tabe - University of the South Pacific
Catherine Tactaquin - Women in Migration Network
Michael    Boampong - Young People We Care (YPWC) & Migration Tech Lab (MiTLab)

IV. A special accreditation application process was open 14 March - 17 April for organizations / institutions / entities NOT in consultative status with ECOSOC

More information about this process, including the list of organizations approved by UN Member States, is available here.

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