Mercy Global Concern

Invitation to Sign on to Civil Society Advocacy Document 'Now and How: TEN ACTS for the Global Compact'

Reports: December 01, 2017

Mercy International Associaton, Mercy Global Action at the UN is a member of the NGO Committee on Migration. Much of our work this year has focused on participating in UN migrations meetings and contributing to the Global Compact on Migration which is to be adopted in 2018.

You are invited to sign on to a Civil Society advocacy document 'Now and How: Ten ACTS for the Global Compact' / Diez Pasos para el Pacto mundialwhich has been compiled by a core group of members of, and in consultation with 50 organizations and networks that are part of the Civil Society Action Committee ( established in 2016 for the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and its follow up) and the International Steering Committee of Civil Society for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The NGO Committee on Migration has made major contributions to this document which lays out a civil society vision for human mobility, migration and development. These 'Ten Acts' (attached) are key to addressing the critical issues of migration today and comprehesively address issues of human rights. It is hoped that these 10 Acts will be incorporated into the upcoming 2018 Global Compact on Migration.

Having read this document in its entirety, I am confident that it reflects the issues and concerns of migration that were shared through MIRP. Those of you that are directly involved in working with migrants and refugees, will also recognise common calls and concerns that you have been raising over many years. In the light of our Mercy commitment to Migration, I encourage each of you to read the 'Now and How' Document as I believe you will identify and agree with all of the actions. I invite you to sign on to this document and to share this vision with other non-government organisations that you know are interested. To sign on, and to read further information about this very comprehensive Civil Society response, visit this site.

In addition, there is a template for an advocacy letter to be sent to your governments outlining the "Now and How: Ten ACTS for the Global Compact ". You may also want to speak to your Congregation about sending this.

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - MIA Coordinator at the UN - Mercy Global Action

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