The Eighth Global Meeting of inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration (GRCP 8)
PIDC Chair Director Nemani Vuniwaqa presents to GRCP8
PIDC was invited for the first time to attend the 8th Global Meeting of inter-State Consultation Mechanisms (ISCM) on Migration (GRCP 8) in Geneva, Switzerland on 5 April 2019 to discuss “Advancing a common understanding of migration governance across regions”. Attended by 28 ISCMs and over 100 participants, the meeting reviewed ISCMs’ achievements (e.g. policies, structures, partnership models) and explored possible future roles in the changing global migration governance architecture with a particular reference to:
- Continued relevance of ISCMs in the current migration governance architecture;
- Shaping by ISCM of migration governance and policies at all levels;
- Strengthening the ISCM sustainability; and
- Fostering synergies and partnerships among ISCMs and with other actors
With travel arrangements supported by IOM, the PIDC Chair Director Nemani Vuniwaqa was invited as one of the 8 speakers to present shared regional experiences with the plenary on ISCM on Structures and Sustainability.
An important outcome for PIDC was the representation of a Pacific Islands voice in discussions around initial recommendations of an IOM ISCM Preliminary Assessment and the introduction of the IOM Migration Governance Framework which could potentially be used by PIDC to provide some baseline indicators to evaluate the strength of Members’ national migration governance processes.