UN General Assembly Preparatory Process for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the "New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants," a preparatory process will soon begin for the intergovernmental negotiations of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018.

As part of the preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organize a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018.

As a first step toward the participation of relevant stakeholders in the process, the PGA has requested UN-NGLS, UN DESA, UN University and UN Global Compact to facilitate a process for non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, academic institutions, and private sector entities that are not in consultative status with UN ECOSOC to apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process.

The deadline for special accreditation of organizations is 17 April 2017. Organizations that are NOT in consultative status with UN ECOSOC that wish to participate in the informal thematic sessions and/or informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings must apply for special accreditation to the preparatory process using the form: http://bit.ly/GCM-Prep-Process-Special-Accreditation-Apply
Registration of individual representatives of organizations accredited through this process, as well as of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC will open shortly.

More information: http://bit.ly/GCM-Prep-Process-Special-Accreditation-Apply

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