All Consultations

South, East and South East Asia - 23-24 March 2015, Manila, Philippines

The first regional consultation highlighted the importance of preparedness and ensuring the human rights of migrants during ordinary times to mitigate vulnerability and enhance agency and empowerment in times of crisis. Best practices on assisting and protecting migrants during natural disasters featured prominently in discussions.

Report - EN
Regional Discussion Paper - EN

Eastern Europe and Central Asia - 25-26 June 2015, Brussels, Belgium

The second regional consultation specifically shed light on the role of employers and recruiters in preparedness, the role of transit countries in times of crisis and communities’ stabilisation at the post-crisis phase with a focus on the local level. Among the main considerations that emerged from the discussions were: the need to keep up-to-date data on migrants including irregular migrants, and to facilitate the engagement of civil society organisations.

Report - EN; RU
Regional Discussion Paper - EN; RU

West and Central Africa - 8-9 December 2015, Dakar, Senegal

The third regional consultation addressed the specific vulnerabilities and needs of separated migrant children in times of crisis. It was also an occasion to stress the importance of border management cooperation, the role of traditional and religious leaders as well as cross-border community stabilisation.

Report - EN; FR
Regional Discussion Paper - EN; FR

Latin America and the Caribbean - 17-18 February 2016, San José, Costa Rica

In line with the conclusions of previous consultations, the fourth regional consultation underlined the necessity to include all types of migrants at all stages of crises. While the MICIC Initiative focuses on conflict and natural disasters, the discussions highlighted the need to address issues related to high levels of extreme violence and gangs in the region and their impact on migrant protection. 

Report - EN; ES
Regional Discussion Paper - EN; ES

Middle East and North Africa - 14-15 March 2016, St Julian, Malta

The fifth regional consultation gave particular insights into consular emergency plans in the pre-crisis phase as well as the risks of trafficking in human beings during and after a crisis. Throughout the discussions, the use of new technologies and social media to reach out to migrants, both in ordinary times and in times of crisis, was deemed valuable for facilitating registration, evacuation and overall assistance to migrants.  

Report - EN; FR; AR
Regional Discussion Paper - EN; FR; AR

East and Southern Africa - 3-4 May 2016, Kigali, Rwanda

The sixth regional consultation looked into the inclusion of cross-border pastoralists in drought mitigation strategies, cooperation with local leaders in response to conflicts in border areas and responses to xenophobic violence. The discussions underlined the need to collaborate with migrant communities and diaspora organisations and the importance of building capacities at local level.

Report - EN
Regional Discussion Paper - EN