Regional Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
The Conference aims to provide a platform for member States to identify national and regional priorities, share best practices and key achievements to date in implementing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and explore priority actions for the future. The Conference also aims to enhance the participants’ awareness on means and tools to operationalize the GCM, as well as follow-up and review mechanisms and processes at the regional and global levels, namely the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) that will take place in 2022, and the International Migration Regional Review Forum, preceding the IMRF, that will take place in 2020.
The Conference is co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Working Group* on International Migration in the Arab Region. It brings together key stakeholders including senior Arab government representatives, representatives of regional consultative processes, in addition to civil society organizations, international organizations, experts, and academics.
*One of the working groups of the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM), the Working Group on International Migration in the Arab region is a regional inter-agency working group composed of 18 UN agencies and the League of Arab States.