MACIMIDE Member Natasja Reslow delivers statement at UN Global Compact stakeholder hearing
On 19-20 June 2017, Dr. Natasja Reslow of Macimide attended the informal thematic session on international cooperation and governance of migration at the United Nations in Geneva. The session formed part of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. There were three panels over the course of the two days: an opening panel on international cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions; international cooperation during transit, entry and at borders; and international cooperation on return, readmission, integration and reintegration. Participants came both from member states’ representatives to the UN as well as civil society (Macimide was accredited as a stakeholder for the preparatory process for the global compact). Dr. Reslow delivered a statement highlighting the importance of designing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in the global compact on migration. Such mechanisms should be based on more than only statements of actions undertaken; evaluation implies a normative and systematic assessment of the effects of those actions. The global compact should therefore be based on a concise set of clear and measurable objectives, as a baseline against which to assess the actions taken.