Women and Children First

Women and children migrant voices, especially after the pandemic, must be amplified in discussions around the Global Compact, which aims to bring world governments in line with good and safe migration governance.

United Nations organizations and regional experts met for the first time in two years on March 30, 2021 to discuss implementing the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)—the Global Compact for short, the first negotiated agreement between governments that covers all dimensions of international migration. 

The joint special online session was held to discuss the specific challenges women and children migrants face, and the obstacles posed by COVID-19.

While the Global Compact was first adopted by the majority of UN member states at a conference held in Marrakesh, Morocco, and formally endorsed by the UN General Assembly in December 2018, a lot of the work of the past year has been delayed due to the onset of the pandemic.

English | April 20, 2021



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