The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants adopted in September 2016 by the UN General Assembly calls for the active participation of the private sector in implementing the commitments made for refugees and migrants. The global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration - to be adopted by UN Member States in September 2018 - will set out a framework for comprehensive cooperation on migrants and human mobility. The President of the General Assembly (PGA) has requested the UN Global Compact to facilitate a process for the private sector to engage in the preparatory process leading up to the adoption of the global compact for migration.
An informational note about the preparatory process, including Guidelines for Stakeholder Participation, is available here.
The application process to register interest and be accredited for the preparatory process has ended.
Companies who have received special accreditation may participate in the preparatory process. However, a separate registration is required for individual representatives of accredited organizations to attend the preparatory sessions. For more information and to apply, please click here. The dates for the informal thematic sessions and informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings are reflected on the informational note about the preparatory process.
Representatives of accredited organizations may also apply to serve on the Stakeholder Steering Committee for the preparatory process. More information, terms of reference, and the application form are available here. The application period closes on 2 May.
For more information and the latest updates on the global compact for migration, please check: http://refugeesmigrants.un.org.
For more information about private sector engagement in the preparatory process, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.