How do migration governance frameworks make sure that migrants do not face significant protection risks during the migration process and after having reached their final destination? How are significant operational challenges of providing protection and assistance to significant numbers of “vulnerable migrants” tackled?
These are amongst the questions to be discussed on 18 and 19 July at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, when the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will hold its second International Dialogue on Migration of the year on the topic “Understanding migrant vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants”. The workshop will offer member States and other relevant actors the opportunity to explore all aspects of migrant vulnerabilities from a policy, cooperation and practical perspective. Participants will aim to discuss and put forward recommendations for concrete and implementable measures to reduce migrants’ vulnerabilities and respond to their protection and assistance needs.
The results of the Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA programme and its publications on “Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the context of major risks prevention and management” will be presented in the Panel “Promoting resilience and agency in support of vulnerable groups”.