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Global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM)
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Global compact on refugees (GCR)
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UNHCR related events
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General Assembly (GA) sessions
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Other relevant events on migration/refugees
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8-9 May 2017GCM Process:1st Informal thematic meetingUNOGGenevaTheme: Human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance.
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22-23 May 2017GCM Process:2nd Informal thematic meetingUN HQNew YorkTheme: Addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution.
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25 May 2017Bali Process: Third Annual Meeting of the Bali Process Trafficking in Persons Working GroupBali
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1 May 2017UPR for India, Indonesia and PhilippinesUPRGenevahttps://www.upr-info.org
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29 May - 23 June 201761st Session of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)OHCHRGeneva*Migration, among other issues, will be discussed with delegations.http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1115&Lang=en
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12-13 June 2017Global Conference on Children on the MoveInitiative for Child Rights in the Global CompactsBerlinhttp://www.childrenonthemove.org/global-conference-on-children-on-the-move/
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12-14 June 2017Annual Tripartite Consultations on ResettlementGeneva
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14-16 June 2017UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOsUNHCR
ICVA
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Theme: From global responsibility to local action – Implementing the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)http://www.unhcr.org/2017-annual-consultations-with-ngos
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19-20 June 2017GCM Process:3rd Informal thematic meetingUNOGGenevaTheme: International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions, including at borders, on transit, entry, return, readmission, integration and reintegration.
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20 June 2017World Refugee DayUNGlobal
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28-30 June 2017Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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28 June 2017Pre-Civil Society Day (CSD) MeetingBerlin
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28-30 June 2017GFMD 10th SummitGFMD ChairBerlin
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29 June-1 July 2017GFMD 10th Civil Society DaysGFMD
Civil society
Berlinhttp://www.madenetwork.org/civil-society-days-2017
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30 June 2017GFMD Common SpaceGFMDBerlin
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1-5 July 2017People's Global Action (PGA)PGA/GFMDBerlin
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10 July 2017GCR Process - Thematic Discussions (2017):Thematic Session 1UNHCRTBCPast and current regional approachesSource - Annex I: Roadmap (as of 4 April 2017): http://www.unhcr.org/events/conferences/58e625aa7/towards-global-compact-refugees-roadmap.html
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24-25 July 2017GCM Process:4th Informal thematic meetingUN HQNew YorkTheme:Contributions of migrants and diasporas to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits.
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26 July 2017GCM Process:1st Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearingsUN PGANew YorkWith representatives of NGOs, CSOs, academic institutions, parliaments, diasporas, migrants, migrant organizations, and the private sector.
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4-5 September 2017GCM Process:5th Informal thematic meetingUNOVVienna, AustriaTheme:Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims.
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11-12 September 2017Asian Dialogue on Forced MigrationCPD Manilahttp://cpd.org.au/intergenerational-wellbeing/asia-dialogue-on-forced-migration/
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12-25 September 201772nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UN GA)UN GANew York*Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance will present his report to UN GA on glorification of nazism and other extremist practices including the rise of right-wing populist movements.
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19 September 2017NGO Briefing to Members States on ‘The New York Declaration and Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, one year on’GenevaDetails: 10.00-11.30, Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva
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21 September 2017Bangladesh NGO UPR SubmissionBangladesh / Switzerlandhttps://www.upr-info.org
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21-22 September 2017Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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24-25 September 2017CRRF Reference Group MeetingUNHCRAmmanFor more details please write to Tamara and Yiombi (tdomicelj@actforpeace.org.au and yiombip@yahoo.ca)
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2 October 2017GCM Process:2nd Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearingsOHCHRGenevaWith representatives of NGOs, CSOs, academic institutions, parliaments, diasporas, migrants, migrant organizations, and the private sector.
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2-6 October 2017Meeting of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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12-13 October 2017GCM Process:6th Informal thematic meetingUNOGGenevaTheme: Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualifications and other relevant measures.
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17-18 October 2017 GCR Process - Thematic Discussions (2017):Thematic Session 2 & 3UNHCRTBCMeasures to be taken at the onset of a large movement of refugees (including the elements set out in the ‘Reception and admission’ section of the comprehensive refugee response framework) AND Meeting needs and supporting communities (including the ‘Support for immediate and ongoing needs’ and ‘Support for host countries and communities’ sections of the framework)
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November 2017UPR for Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka
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10-13 November 2017ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People's ForumManila
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14-15 November 2017 GCR Process - Thematic Discussions (2017):Thematic Session 4 & 5UNHCRTBCMeasures to be taken in pursuit of durable solutions (in accordance with the final section of the framework) AND Issues that cut across all four substantive sections of the framework, and overarching issues
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6-8 November 2017GCM Process:Regional preparatory meetingEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Bangkok
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Late November 2017GCM Process:Prepare a chair's summary of the preparatory meeting, which will inform the zero draft of the global compactCo-chaired by the co-facilitatorsNew York
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4-6 December 2017GCM Process - Stocktaking (2017): Preparatory meetingCo-chaired by the co-facilitatorsGuadalajara, Mexico
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12 - 13 December 2017GCR Process - Stocktaking (2017): High Commissioner’s DialogueUNHCRGeneva
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18 December 2017GCM Process:3rd Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearingsUN PGANew York
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Year 2018
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Before GCM - Phase III (intergovernmental negotiations, February-July 2018)GCM Process:Present, in close consultation with IOM, as an input to the zero draft of the global compact and the intergovernmental negotiations, a report that includes facts and figures, as well as challenges and opportunities based on the full range of inputs then available and to provide Member States with recommendationsUN SGNew York
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by January 2018GCM Process:Negotiation of the modalities for the intergovernmental conference that are not covered by the current modalities resolutionUNNew York
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January/February 2018GCR Process:Briefing of Member States and other relevant stakeholders to coincide with distribution of the zero draft of the proposed global compact on refugeesUNHCRGeneva/New York
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Beginning of February 2018GCM Process:Initial draft of the Global Compact to be prepared and presented to Member States by the co-facilitators on the basis of the views and account inputs and substantive discussion in Phases I & IIUNNew York
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February 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - I (three days)UN HQNew York
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February/March 2018 (TBC)GCR Process - Formal Consultations (2018):Formal Consultation 1UNHCRTBC
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March 2018 (exact date TBC)Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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March 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - II (four days)UN HQNew York
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April 2018 (TBC)GCR Process - Formal Consultations (2018):Formal Consultation 2UNHCRTBC
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April 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - III (four days)UN HQNew York
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No later than April 2018GCM Process:Draw up further list of relevant stakeholders who may attend and participate in the intergovernmental conference and submit to Member StatesPresident of the UN General Assembly (PGA)New York
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May 2018 (TBC)GCR Process - Formal Consultations (2018):Formal Consultation 3UNHCRTBC
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May 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - IV (five days)UN HQNew York
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June 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - V (five days)UN HQNew York
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June 2018 (TBC)Annual Tripartite Consultations on ResettlementGeneva
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June 2018 (TBC)UNHCR’s Annual Consultations with NGOsUNHCR
ICVA
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June 2018 (TBC)Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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Wednesday, June 20, 18World Refugee DayUNGlobal
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June/July 2018 (TBC)GCR Process - Formal Consultations (2018):Formal Consultation 4UNHCRGeneva
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July 2018 (exact date TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact - VI (five days)UN HQNew York
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September 2018 (TBC)General Assembly High-Level WeekUN GANew York
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September 2018 (TBC)Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR’s Executive CommitteeUNHCRGeneva
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September 2018 (TBC)GCM Process:Intergovernmental conference on international migration to adopt the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migrationUNNew York (unless otherwise agreed)
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September 2018 (TBC)73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UN GA)UN GANew York
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Wednesday, September 19, 18Commemoration of the 2nd anniversary of the New York DeclarationGlobal
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October/November 2018Negotiation of the annual resolution of the General Assembly on the High Commissioner’s ProgrammeUN GAGeneva/New York
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November 2018UPR for China and Malaysia
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2019 (TBC)GCM Process:High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development (possible use as a follow-up mechanism for the Global Compact)UNNew York
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