International Migration Review Forum 2022 – Migration dialogues Roundtable I


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. It is 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. 

The IMRF is convened every four years, at highest political level with the participation of heads of states and governments. The first IMRF is expected to take place from 10-13 May 2022.  

The first roundtable of the IMRF Dialogue Series will be held online on 19 January, 9:30 (New York) – 3:30 pm (Geneva). The webinar will focus on “How to enhance voluntary, safe and regular migration, and ensure access to decent work?”. You can register here and join the dedicated Discussion space by clicking on this link.

Roundtable 2 on 26 January : Please register here and join the dedicated Discussion space by clicking on this link.

Roundtable 3 on 2 February: Register here to receive the Zoom link and join the Discussion Space on the Roundtable here.

The calendar of the IMRF can be found here.

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. The details of registration including the timelines will be announced by the President of the General Assembly.

NHRIs can also work collectively through their networks, both at GANHRI and regional level, for example by providing joint submissions and recommendations to the IMRF review process. NHRIs, regional networks and GANHRI may:

More information on the IMRF:

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