Migrant workers make up 70 per cent of working-age migrants in the world. They make valuable contributions to sustainable development but are subject to discrimination, exclusion and decent work deficits. The COVID-19 pandemic only worsened the situation, highlighting the pre-existing gaps in labour migration governance. Making labour migration safe, orderly and regular, grounded in international labour standards and social dialogue, is critical for a more sustainable, just and human-centred recovery.
The International Migration Review Forum is the first-ever global review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, a groundbreaking intergovernmental cooperative framework agreed in December 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. Convened by the President of the General Assembly and supported by the UN Network on Migration, the Forum will provide an opportunity to assess progress on implementing the 23 objectives of the Compact, and accelerate action to redouble efforts towards achieving safe, orderly and regular migration. The Forum will agree a Progress Declaration, guiding further action.
ILO is actively supporting the Forum as a member of the Migration Network Executive Committee. It is further supporting the participation of its constituents in the multistakeholder hearing on 16 May, 2022, and in the Forum from 17-20 May.
To follow video sessions of the Forum you can find more information on UN Web TV Live Schedule | UN Web TV (click through to dates from 16-20 May).
ILO Key Side events
Online - Promoting partnerships, governing migration: experiences from the IGAD region on GCM implementation in a changing climate
Online - Promoting the integration of refugees and migrants in the context of forced displacement and mixed flows: Interactive Dialogue
In person - Joint Forum organized by the State of Qatar and the Governments of The Republic of the Philippines at the sidelines of the IMRF
In person - Leveraging Technology to Facilitate Skills Recognition - Experiences from IOE-Oracle Hackathon
In person - Linking Policy, Evidence and Practice from GCM to Paris Agreement: Human Mobility in the Changing Climate
Online - Tracking recruitment costs: scaling up efforts to measure SDG 10.7.1 to monitor SDG and GCM progress
Online - Reviewing sustainable reintegration of Returnees Women Migrant Workers
Labor Mobility and Human Rights: Improving Labor Migration Governance for Migrant Workers in the Middle East
Beyond the Sponsorship System: Improving Labor Migration Governance through Fair and Ethical Recruitment and Decent Employment I