International Migration Review Forum 2022
The International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) was created by the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).It is a Member State forum, with the participation of stakeholders to discuss implementation of the GCM and guide the work of the United Nations on migration. Itis hosted under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly, and will take place at UN Headquarters New York.
The IMRF will serve as the primary intergovernmental global platform for Member States to discuss and share progress on the implementation of all aspects of the Global Compact, including as it relates to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) compliant with the Paris Principles (Resolution 48/134, annex) can register to participate in the forum, including the informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing, through the Indico portal and indicate their interest in speaking opportunities through the following link: https://indico.un.org/event/1000748/.
When registering, please select “Other” in the drop-down menu provided under “Representation Type”. This would be crucial for OHCHR to be able to confirm accreditation and validate the registration in the Indico portal.
Then in the section of “Letter of Representation” in the drop-down menu provided under “Please indicate which type(s) of organization you belong to” you can select: National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI).
The meeting will be broadcast live on UN Web TV with interpretation in all official languages. Please note that you don’t have to register if you plan to follow through webcast without a speaking role. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, practical arrangements for participation will be decided closer to the date and communicated on the webpage of the President of the General Assembly.
More information about the IMRF can be found here: https://www.un.org/en/migration2022.
Participation of national human rights institutions, GANHRI and NHRI regional networks at the IMRF
The General Assembly resolution on the IMRF’s modalities welcomes the participation and contributions of NHRIs, GANHRI and regional networks to the IMRF:
«6. Invites national human rights institutions compliant with the Paris Principles to register with the Secretariat in order to participate in the forums, including the informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings described in paragraph 15 below, and invites the institutions, as well as the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and regional human rights institution networks, to submit inputs prior to the forums»
This is confirmed again in subsequent resolutions on NHRIs adopted by the General Assembly.
NHRI participation will be by “registration” based on the GANHRI accreditation status of NHRIs. NHRIs can also work collectively through their networks, both at GANHRI and regional level and:
- Share good practices: https://migrationnetwork.un.org/hub/repository-of-practices/about
- Join the Discussion Space: https://migrationnetwork.un.org/hub/discussion-space
- Interact with regional and country mechanisms created to support Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the GCM. More information per region and countries: https://migrationnetwork.un.org/country-and-regional-networks
More information on the IMRF: https://migrationnetwork.un.org/international-migration-review-forum-2022