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2018 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations


New York,
United States


Opening Remarks by the President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly
Opening Remarks by the IPU President
Closing Remarks by the IPU President

Entitled Towards a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration: A parliamentary perspective, the 2018 Parliamentary Hearing will contribute to a major debate on migration that will culminate with a United Nations Conference in the last quarter of 2018 (dates and venue to be decided).

The Hearing will allow for a comprehensive parliamentary perspective on key questions of migration and help inform the United Nations negotiations of the Global Compact – a new framework for the practical arrangements that need to be in place globally and nationally to ensure migration is properly managed with due regard for the human rights of migrants and the sovereign rights of States.

The Hearing will build on the input provided by parliamentarians, as a distinct constituency, throughout the official consultative process for the Global Compact. It will follow a half day multi-stakeholder hearing on 21 February with representatives from civil society, the private sector and academia. Parliamentarians wishing to participate in this consultation need to check the appropriate box in the registration form.

For more information on the UN Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, please visit

- Opening session with Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President, 72nd General Assembly, and Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President, IPU, followed by an video presentation
- Migration today: main facts, agreed principles, and gaps
- National policies and local responses: best practices and the need for coordination
- Lunch break
- Addressing large movements: domestic initiatives and international cooperation
- Social cohesion and integration of migrants
- Reception

- Realizing the human rights of all migrants: a whole-of-government approach
- From irregular to regular status: common principles and best practices
- Lunch
- The political and social participation of migrants in decision-making
- The Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and follow-up : the role of parliaments
- Closing session


Convocation letter
United Nations
Event Sponsors
United Nations