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 people-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.


Step 1


the Marrakech Mayors Declaration, adding your Local or Regional Government’s political endorsement to the Global Compacts
Step 2


your action, showcasing how your Local or Regional Government is meeting or exceeding the Global Compacts
Step 3


through our capacity development and peer-learning initiatives

Through the Call to Local Action, your government can

Get recognition

Your local or regional government will be listed in the Call to Local Action Flagship Publication and digital materials and showcased to an audience of national governments and other stakeholders.

Gain knowledge

You will receive regular updates about the global processes on migration and forced displacement and will be invited to join peer-learning and capacity development activities.

Gain access and visibility

Submit your Local or Regional Government's actions and they will be elevated to three official global multi-stakeholder knowledge platforms: the Migration Network Hub, UNHCR Good practices & Innovative approaches platform, and the GFMD Platform for Partnerships.

Influence others

Your local or regional government will be showcased across official intergovernmental meetings and summits, including the 2022 International Migration Review Forum, 2023 Global Refugee Forum, and the annual Global Forum on Migration and Development.