Purpose

Purpose2018-10-25T17:15:22+00:00

CoP recognizes that migration works for all when it takes place in a well informed, planned and consensual manner. We must make it possible for people to remain in their own countries in safety and dignity.

We must save lives and keep migrants out of harm’s way. We must empower migrants to become full members of our societies, highlight their contributions, and promote inclusion and social cohesion. We must generate greater predictability and certainty for States, communities and migrants alike. To achieve this, we commit to facilitate and ensure safe, orderly and regular migration for the benefit of all.

Our success rests on the mutual trust and determination of States to implement the actionable commitments contained in the Global Compact for migration. We unite to address the challenges and opportunities of migration in all its dimensions through shared responsibility and innovative solutions. It is with this sense of purpose that we take this historic step, fully aware that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is a milestone, but not the end to our efforts.

We commit to continue the multilateral dialogue at the United Nations through a robust follow-up and review mechanism, ensuring that the words translate into actions for the benefit of millions of people in every region of the world.

In this context, Corridors of Peace carries a strong human dimension to it, inherent to the migration experience itself. As a result, CoP places individuals at its core. International cooperation: Its authority rests on its consensual nature, credibility, collective ownership, and joint implementation.

By implementing the actionable commitments herein, we ensure effective respect, protection and fulfillment of the human rights of all migrants, refugees, regardless of their status, across all stages of the migration cycle. Gender-responsive: The Global compact ensures that the human rights of women, men, girls and boys are respected at all stages of migration and that they are empowered as agents of change.

CoP places a particular focus on the empowerment of women and girls and recognizes their leadership in order to move away from addressing female refugees, migrants primarily through a lens of victimhood. Child-sensitive:

CoP upholds the best interests of the child, at all times, as the primary consideration in situations concerning girls and boys in the context of international migration.

We develop and implement effective migration policies and practices, a whole-of-government approach is needed to ensure horizontal and vertical policy coherence across all sectors of government.

Whole-of-society approach: CoP promotes broad multi-stakeholder partnerships to address migration in all its dimensions by including migrants, refugees, diasporas, local communities, civil society organizations, academia, the private sector, parliamentarians, trade unions, National Human Rights Institutions, the media and other relevant actors in migration governance