Labour migration

Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security – Phase II

The Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) Phase II programme builds upon the outcomes of the Phase I programme, while drawing on its lessons learned and experiences.

Project summary

The PCCMHS Phase II programme will contribute to strengthened resilience and adaptive capacity of Pacific Islanders in the context of climate change and disasters, ensuring that migration and relocation remains a choice, and displacement is averted, minimized and addressed. The joint-programme is implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), and the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD).

Key outcomes

Outcome 1
Governments cooperate at the (Pacific) regional and sub-regional level to manage climate mobility.

Outcome 2
Pacific Governments develop and implement national policies to address climate mobility.

Outcome 3
Pacific civil society actors, workers’ organizations, employer and business membership organizations, and communities actively engage in national, regional and global processes to manage climate mobility.

These outcomes will be achieved by creating an enabling policy environment; contributing to the availability of relevant data and evidence; increasing knowledge and skills of diverse stakeholders based on availability of tools and information; and improving access to services. The programme will engage with Pacific Governments and non-government stakeholders, including, at-risk communities, civil society organizations, workers’ organizations, employer and business membership organizations, academic institutions, and UN agencies. Phase II will continue to promote action to comprehensively address “climate mobility” including labour migration and other voluntary movements, displacement and planned relocation efforts in the context of slow and sudden onset disasters.