Secretary-General's Report

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo.

The UN General Assembly requested Secretary-General António Guterres to prepare a report as an input to the zero draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and related intergovernmental negotiations.

The report is the Secretary-General’s contribution to the process of developing the Global Compact for Migration.  It is his vision for constructive international cooperation on migration. The report focuses on making migration work for all, emphasizing its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It highlights options for Member States to help migrants fulfil their economic and social potential; offers steps to promote regular migration; and recommends policies to meet legitimate security considerations of Member States concerning irregular migration.  It also explores the specific challenges arising from large mixed movements of migrants and refugees. 

Report of the Secretary General (A/72/643): "Making migration work for all"

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The modalities resolution (A/RES/71/280), requests the Secretary-General, in close consultation with the International Organization for Migration, to present a report as an input to the zero draft of the global compact and the intergovernmental negotiations. The report should include facts and figures, as well as challenges and opportunities, based on the full range of inputs then available. The report should provide Member States with recommendations before the beginning of phase III. 

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Contributions from Member States and other stakeholders 

Member States

Azerbaijan Holy See Norway
Bangladesh Hungary Paraguay
Bosnia and Herzegovina India Poland
Canada Italy Russia
Costa Rica Krygystan Sri Lanka
Cuba Mexico Sweden
Eritrea Morocco Switzerland
European Union New Zealand United Arab Emirates
Guatemala Nigeria  

United Nations Programmes and Funds

Committee on the Protection of the Rights
of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie UNFCC
Envoy of the Chair of the Platform on Disaster Displacement Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants UNFPA
ESCAP Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism,
racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
FAO Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons UNICEF
IFAD UN Environment UNIDO
ILO UN Human Security Unit UNODC
Independent Expert on human rights
and international solidarity
IOM Actionable Commitments UNCTAD WHO


American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) International Organisation of Employers (IOE) Now and How
Alliance of Leading Universities on Migration (ALUM) International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compacts Save the Children
Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) Translators without Borders
CGPI International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Education Services (WES)
Gibril Faal LSE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) World Vision International (WVI)
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice  
Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) NGO Committee on Migration