Global compact on migration: Accreditation for Preparatory Process

20 Mar 2017

Global compact on migration: Accreditation for Preparatory Process

NGOs, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities, not in consultative status with ECOSOC, are invited to apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process for the Global Compact on Migration. The deadline is 9 April 2017. 

In accordance with New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (UN General Assembly Resolution 71/1) a preparatory process will soon begin for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

As part of the preparatory process the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organize a series of informal thematic sessions between April and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018.
The organizational arrangements for the preparatory process have been agreed and the resolution will soon be formally adopted by the UN General Assembly. The final modalities of the preparatory process do remain subject to the formal adoption of the resolution.

The PGA has initiated the application process for relevant stakeholders to participate. Applications must be received by 9 April 2017. 

Note: The dates of the informal thematic sessions and informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings of the preparatory process are yet to be finalized. A separate process will follow for representatives of organizations in consultative status with UN ECOSOC, and organizations that receive UN Member State approval for special accreditation to this process, to apply to register for the sessions and hearings.