Implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: A Whole-of-Society Approach

Kevin Appleby

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Implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: A Whole-of-Society Approach

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) provides a blueprint for nations to manage migration flows through multilateral cooperation. Nations are best served by partnering with a wide range of societal actors to implement the objectives of the GCM. Such civil society actors may include non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, the private sector, trade unions, and academia, among other relevant stakeholders. Each of these actors brings unique strengths to the implementation of the GCM, filling gaps in the care and protection of migrants. They perform tasks that governments are unable or unwilling to undertake, especially in the area of irregular migration. A “whole-of-society” approach is the most effective method for managing migration humanely and in concert with the rule of law.

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Author Names

Kevin Appleby

Journal Journal on Migration and Human Security
Date of Publication April 27, 2020
DOI 10.1177/2331502420907377