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Intergovernmental Conference 2018

The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration PDF document takes place in Marrakech on the 10th and 11th of December, 2018, and is hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco.

The purpose of the Conference is to formally adopt the Global Compact for Migration, as agreed by the Member States of the United Nations on the 13th of July, 2018.


The formal programme of work comprises of the following:

  • A plenary debate on the 10th and 11th of December (9am – 8pm) during which Member States will confirm their political commitment to the Global Compact for Migration.
  • Two dialogues which serve to pave the way for concrete avenues for implementation and partnerships at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders. Each of the dialogues feature a keynote speaker and three panelists. The dialogues are:
    • Monday, 10 December (10am – 1pm & 3pm – 6pm):
      Promoting action on the commitments of the Global Compact for Migration.
    • Tuesday, 11 December (10am – 1pm & 3pm – 6pm):
      Partnerships and innovative initiatives for the way forward.

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