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GCM Commentary: Implementation, Follow-Up and Review

last modified Nov 22, 2018 11:03 AM

Blog post written by Dr Sandra Lavenex (Unige) and forms part of a series of blog posts analysing the final draft (objective by objective) of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The sections on Implementation, Follow-Up and Review address the operational aspects of the Global Compact for Migration and are crucial for putting the norms and substance of the 23 Objectives into practice. As pointed out by the UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed on the occasion of the fifth round of negotiations on 7 June 2018, “implementation will be the ultimate proof of the Compact’s success. Much will depend on the ability of Member States to leverage the common ground captured in the Global Compact towards more effective and scaled‑up cooperation. A strong, fluid, multilayered follow‑up framework, supported by a solid evidence‑based and open, inclusive mechanisms, will also be essential.” (UN Press Release DSG/SM/1183-DEV/3338). This is especially so given the Compact’s non-legally binding nature and its reliance on “objectives” to be achieved over time. Given this process-orientation, the final draft comprises five types of operational measures: a capacity-building mechanism including funding and knowledge sharing; the UN network on Migration; global, regional and sub-regional dialogues; an intergovernmental review forum at the global level, to be supported by regional and sub-regional fora; and national action plans.


Full blog post here



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