The UN Global Compact on Migration (GCM) – How do we manage migration for the benefit of all?

By 21st November 2017


How do we manage migration for the benefit of all? Perspectives from diaspora communities the UK

Committee Room 11 POW, House of Parliament, 3-4pm 28 November 2017


The All Party Parliamentary Group on Diasporas, Development, and Migration  (APPG DDM) aims to promote parliamentary and public understanding of the key issues affecting diaspora communities in the UK, and to expand and enhance their contributions to the international development agenda.

The APPG DDM is holding its first meeting of the 2017-2018 schedule to consider diaspora and migrant perspectives from the UK on the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Worldwide consultations on this UN Global Compact on Migration are underway, and the recommendations and outcomes of the APPG DDM meeting will be turned into a summary report and formally submitted as part of this consultation.

The keynote speaker at the meeting will be Gervais Appave, Special Advisor to the IOM Director General, who will introduce the GCM, and the meeting chair will be Jeremy Lefroy MP. Other speakers will include representatives of African, Asian, and Latin American diaspora and migrant organisations involved in development and humanitarian response.

The APPG DDM invites all those concerned with migration and development issues, to provide short written or video submissions on issues raised by the GCM in relation to diaspora and migrant contributions to development prior to the meeting (for more information, and  guiding questions, please see attached) no later than 17.00 GMT on 26 November 2017

To help diasporas raise their voice in the GCM, AFFORD in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites you share your thoughts and recommendations to the GCM by submitting a written or video contribution via iDIASPORA – a global diaspora resources and networking platform –  at .

The Secretariat of the APPG DDM is provided by AFFORD.

For further information or in case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Register for the event here

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