The United Nations Global Compact on Migration – Diverging Interests and the Search for Compromise

The Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) jointly present the eleventh instalment in the Migration and Development Debate Series.

The United Nations Global Compact on Migration – Diverging Interests and the Search for Compromise

When: Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:00 – 14:00

Welcome Remarks: 

Ambassador Götz Schmidt-Bremme, German Ambassador to Morocco and German Co-Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), Federal Foreign Office
Ilse Hahn Head of Division 320 – Policy Issues of Migration and Displacement, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Frank Laczko, Director, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)


Gregory Maniatis, Director, Open Society Migration International Migration Initiative


Katharina Bosch, Senior Policy Adviser, Federal Foreign Office 

About: In 2016, governments agreed that a “United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration” would be negotiated and submitted for adoption in 2018. While the first two rounds of negotiations mostly consisted of the expression of appreciation for the draft provided, delegations discussed most of the objectives and actionable commitments linked to them during the third round. This process will continue during the fourth round scheduled for May 14th to 18th. Negotiations are to cease at the end of the sixth and final round on July 13th. Adoption of the Compact is planned to take place in Morocco on December 10th.

With his experience, Gregory Maniatis will shed light on what is currently being discussed among the protagonists in New York. He will tell us who they are and how they interact. We will look at where common ground seems to have been found, but also at differences of interest, and discuss how they may
be overcome.

Click here to view the invitation.