Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Marrakech Compact on Migration) is the first global framework to focus on the cooperative management of migration for benefit of all – countries of origin, destination, migrants and non-migrants alike. The Marrakech Compact on Migration is a voluntary, non-binding and comprehensive framework negotiated and adopted by member States and founded on national sovereignty, human rights, and ensuring that migration is a choice, not a necessity. It is rooted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aimed at harnessing the benefits of migration for all, and minimizing its negative impacts. ESCAP held a regional preparatory meeting in 2017 to gather insights on the regional priorities for the Marrakech Compact on Migration to help shape it, and supports the implementation of the Marrakech Compact on Migration in the Asia-Pacific through dialogue, research and capacity-building work.