The Civil Society Action Committee, co-convened by ICMC, is identifying priorities for civil society engagement in the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration. The committee’s members and other partner organizations across the world are multiplying their impact through coordination.
“Our underlying message is straightforward and simple: let’s work together!” said Stéphane Jaquemet, Director of Policy at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), speaking to government representatives in Geneva last month.
The first step for anyone working to protect children, especially in the context of migration, should be listening to their needs, desires, and plans for the future.
Creating partnerships with local actors working on migration and integration, including civil society organizations, contributes to achieving that goal, say a group of 20 NGOs including ICMC Europe.
A new European Union proposal to handle the return of asylum-seekers whose claims have been rejected may be at odds with fundamental values.
To prove the Global Compact’s worth, we don’t need to get everything right immediately — even small progress will help to move us forward, says ICMC President Dr. Anne T. Gallagher in the following article.
ICMC Europe has joined other civil society organizations in a call to open additional, legal and safe admission pathways for refugees in the region that would offer them more protection and opportunities to rebuild their lives.
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and other civil society actors have underlined their commitment to work with UN Member States to put the newly adopted international agreement on migration into action.
Migrants’ access to health care services is often obstructed and their marginalized status makes it difficult for them to seek the help they need. ICMC urges governments to prioritize health care access for people on the move.
The Global Compact on Migration should become the foundation of a concerted strategy among governments, civil society and the private sector, according to migration and development experts.