A series of six informal thematic sessions on facilitating safe, orderly and regular migration will be held between April 2017 and November 2017 to gather substantive input and concrete recommendations to inform the development of the global compact on migration.
First thematic consultation
Human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance. Palais des Nations, Geneva, 8-9 May 2017.
Second thematic consultation
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. United Nations Headquarters, New York, 22-23 May 2017
Third thematic consultation
International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration. Geneva, 19-20 June 2017.
Fourth thematic consultation
Contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits. United Nations Headquarters, New York, 24-25 July 2017.
Fifth thematic consultation
Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims. Vienna, 4. - 5. September 2017.
Sixth thematic consultation
Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures. Geneva, 12-13 October 2017.