International Migration Review Forum 2022

17-20 May 

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 serves 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.

As part of GANHRI’s engagement with the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the rights of migrants as one of GANHRI’s priority thematic areas, GANHRI hosted a side event to the IMRF in co-sponsorship with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Kingdom of Morocco.  The focus on the side event was on “The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Advancing Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration”. GANHRI invited NHRIs from all 4 regions to be part of the panel. We had interventions by NHRIs from El Salvador, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Croatia. Additionally, and thanks to the NHRIs and GANHRI’s engagement with the United Nations Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), we had the intervention from the chair of the CMW as part of the panel.

Apart from the side event, GANHRI was also invited to participate at the multi-stakeholder meeting were the NHRI from Spain on behalf of GANHRI delivered a statement and was part of the panel discussion.

Other NHRIs were invited also to participate in the roundtables of the IMRF.

Overall, the presence of GANHRI and its members at the IMRF showcased the importance of the work done by NHRIs for the advancement of the objectives of the GCM and demonstrated the importance of the partnership with NHRIs as one of the key stakeholders for the GCM implementation.