A Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees
Local and regional governments are at the heart of migration and displacement governance. It is at the local level where we see pragmatic, principled and human-centered approaches that spearhead and exceed the commitments of global frameworks such as the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the Global Compact on Refugees, as well the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
The Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees aims to capture this political commitment and vast practical experience, with the aim to:
Expand the number of Local and Regional Governments publicly endorsing the Compacts through the Marrakech Mayors Declaration and showcase growing public leadership and political will.
Collect and showcase the bold, people-centered local actions that achieve or exceed the Compacts’ goals to facilitate cross-fertilisation, peer learning, and replication by other LRGs.
Create a cohort of publicly recognized local and regional leaders engaged in robust GCM and GCR implementation to motivate scaling and investment in local and regional practices by States, and form new partnerships with international actors.