• The willingness of the Colombian government to acknowledge serious concerns regarding human rights and violations of international humanitarian law in the country.
  • A commitment from companies and the Colombian government to work collaboratively to protect and respect human rights by:

    1. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
    2. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.
    3. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

    a. Raising awareness of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

    b. Implementing the CME’s recommendations.

    c. Identifying best practices on security-related human rights issues. A reasonable level of trust between members.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement, as opposed to perfection. To this end, the CME has developed a verification mechanism that is applied annually by CME members.
  • Knowledge generation from the articulation of experiences, perspectives and best practices on crucial issues for the operation in the territory. This research is disseminated to working group members.

Formal consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees - February-June 2018

NGO statements and meeting notes

Focus areas

In 2018 UNHCR organised formal consultations on the draft text of  Global Compact on Refugees.

Introduction

The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was overwhelmingly endorsed by Member States in December 2018, at the UN General Assembly. 

It took two years of intense discussions and consultations to develop the Global Compact on Refugees, with strong engagement from a wide a range of stakeholders, including NGOs. 

ICVA was an important actor in the process, striving to ensure information dissemination among the community and to create space for NGOs to contribute to the development of the GCR. 

Specifically, in 2018, ICVA coordinated the drafting and delivery of 20 NGO statements on the Global Compact on Refugees, presented by NGO representatives during the formal consultations organised by UNHCR from February to July.

Below you will find the statements submitted by NGOs, and detailed notes of the consultations.

For more information on the consultations please see the UNHCR website.

Resources
NGO statements and meeting notes
16 July 2018
Sixth formal consultations towards the Global Compact on Refugees, Juuly 2018
Subject/ Forced migration / Global compact on refugees /