Policy into practice: Implementing humanitarian priorities in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Hargrave, K.
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01 Jan 2022
Research, reports and studies
Research, policy and analysis

In 2019, the British Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-hosted a series of three roundtable discussions exploring the implementation of humanitarian priorities in the GCM. These discussions brought together UK-based representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, UN agencies, the UK government, NGOs, think tanks and academia, as well migrant and diaspora organisations (and crucially migrants themselves) to discuss how the GCM can be implemented in a way that makes a practical difference in areas of humanitarian concern. This report brings together the ideas and recommendations directly raised in these discussions, alongside additional British Red Cross and ICRC analysis in terms of cross-cutting considerations and recommendations. Key recommendations are outlined below, including some of the first steps that organisations can take to ensure the GCM fulfils its potential.