In September 2016, the Special Representative attended the UN High-Level Summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants in New York. At that Summit, UN member states decided to conclude a Global Compact on Refugees and a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Special Representative followed developments closely and participated in the 2017 consultation phase orally and in writing. Negotiations on the texts began in 2018 with the publication of drafts of both Compacts. The Special Representative has submitted written comments on both the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees.
Contribution by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees of Council of Europe to the Regional Review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in the UNECE Region (12-13 November 2020)
Contribution to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Thematic Session Six – Irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skill and qualifications (October 2017)