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Organized by: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Cosponsored by: Bangladesh, Colombia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) rests on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international human rights instruments. At its core, the GCM recognizes that safe, orderly and regular migration is only possible when migrants’ rights and dignity are upheld, and when particular attention is paid to those in vulnerable situations. Through its guiding principle on human rights, States have committed to implement the GCM by ensuring the effective, protection and fulfilment of all migrants, regardless of status, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against migrants and their families.
As the leading UN agency on the human rights of migrants, and to support the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF), OHCHR convened a high-level Side Event on the margins of the IMRF on "Upholding the human rights guiding principle in the Global Compact for Migration".
The Side Event aimed to:
The Side Event is open to the participation of Member States and other relevant stakeholders, including United Nations entities, representatives of subregional and regional organisations, international human rights mechanisms, national human rights institutions, civil society organisations, migrants, and relevant stakeholders from across the world. Participants are encouraged to intervene in an interactive way, through questions, comments and sharing of experiences, promising practices and challenges as well as suggested recommendations on the way forward, with a view to stimulating a constructive debate. The Side Event is being held in English only.