Deadline 9 April 2017
In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants”, 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 for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organise a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018.
The organisational arrangements for the preparatory process have been agreed and the resolution on them will be formally adopted soon in the UN General Assembly. Although the resolution is pending formal adoption by the Assembly, the PGA is initiating the process for relevant stakeholders to apply to participate in the process, in consideration that the preparatory process is envisioned to begin in April 2017. The final modalities of the preparatory process remain subject to the formal adoption of the resolution.