The United Nations General Assembly, in resolution A/RES/71/280 of 17 April 2017, requested, inter alia, “the regional commissions and their sub-regional offices, in collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system, particularly IOM, to organize discussions among Member States and other relevant stakeholders to examine regional aspects of international migration and to provide inputs, in accordance with their respective mandates, to the preparatory process of the global compact”.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will provide a forum to identify key migration issues, challenges and priorities for the Asia-Pacific region; to identify existing national, bilateral, subregional and regional arrangements in place to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration; and to arrive at a set of conclusions that can serve as a regional input into the global stocktaking meeting due to be held in Mexico in December 2017. In doing so, this will help to inform the negotiations on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, to ensure that the final document addresses the situations faced by Governments of the Asia-Pacific region, and migrants from, to and between countries of the Asia-Pacific.
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This Report supports the process of negotiating a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by providing an evidence base on migration in the region, including trends, key issues and recommendations, to feed into the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. . This compact will be adopted in 2018 to help guide the world towards a future in which migration is voluntary, and the rights of migrants are respected for the benefit of all.