March 22, 2017 Webinar: Initiative on Child Rights in the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on safe, orderly, and regular Migration
At last September’s high-level Summit for Refugees and Migrants, the UN General Assembly adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which sets an ambitious agenda around protecting and sharing responsibility for refugees and migrants on a global scale. Over the next 18 months, the international community will be called upon to translate these commitments into practice by developing the Global Compact on Refugees and the Compact on Global and on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
For this reason, a number of agencies have come together to lead the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts. This initiative brings together UN agencies, civil society, human rights institutions, donors and the private sector and is co-convened by Save the Children and Terre des Hommes. The initiative is to a create constituency of actors that can support the translation of the commitments in the New York Declaration into action that genuinely protects children.
During this webinar on Wednesday, March 22, at 10am EDT, Save the Children’s Daniela Reale and Terres des Hommes’ Ignacio Packer provided an update on the Initiative and its work to date with a view of exploring how its work can be catalytic to a broader action for the support of children’s rights in the upcoming national, regional and global processes. IOM’s Director of Migration Policy and Research Department, Michele Klein Solomon provided an update on the process of development of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and UNHCR Ellen Hansen, Senior Policy Advisor, outlined the progress to date on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.
Read about the Initiative for the Child Rights in the Global Compacts here.
Read the Recommended Principles for Children on the Move and Other Children affected by Migration here.
Read the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants here.
Read the Quick Guide to the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants here.
Read the Global Compact on Refugees Roadmap here.