Last year, UN Member States adopted the landmark New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which included an agreement to hold intergovernmental discussions leading to the adoption of a Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration at an intergovernmental conference to be held in 2018. Member states have requested multi-stakeholder participation in these discussions, including by academic institutions, and a special accreditation process has been launched to facilitate this participation. Stakeholders include academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, diaspora organizations, migrant organizations, and private sector entities.
For the first time, academic institutions are asked to apply for accreditation separately from non-governmental organizations, through a system set up with United Nations University (UNU). If your academic institution does not have formal consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), please apply for accreditation, before 9 April 2017, through United Nations University (UNU): https://unu.formstack.com/forms/un_general_assembly_preparatory_process_for_the_2018
Stakeholders that are ECOSOC accredited do not need special accreditation but do need to register through a separate process which is not yet open. Other stakeholders not in consultative status with UN ECOSOC may apply for the special accreditation by completing the following registration form: http://bit.ly/Global-Compact-Migration-Prep-Process-Special-Accreditation-Apply
We encourage those of you undertaking work on migration to complete the accreditation form and to follow developments at the website indicated.
Grateful if you could urgently get this out via all channels, newsletters, Twitter, email, etc. and to your personal networks. More information on the process will soon be available on http://refugeesmigrants.un.org
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We are most grateful for your assistance.
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United Nations University
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