23547120001_9d256de487_oA self-organised HLS Civil Society Action Committee has been created, which will focus on action, outcomes and implementation of the high-level summit. The Action Committee is being co-convened by ICMC, ICVA and the NGO Committee on Migration (New York) and is comprised of 22 NGO’s with longstanding expertise and experience on refugee, migrant, forced displacement and human rights issues. Other civil society organisations are also invited to participate through open calls, meetings and consultations, such as this survey. The purpose of the Action Committee is to:

Guide collective, inclusive and fast organising of key, common civil society actions and messages that civil society wants to see in the official outcome of the summit process, taking as a starting point the 3 pillars in the final pages of the UN Secretary General’s report, the 6 roundtable themes proposed by governments  for the summit, as well as the issue of social inclusion and countering xenophobia, around which the UN intends to launch a global campaign;

Encourage and facilitate strategic civil society advocacy contacts with states regarding the content of the summit outcome;

Monitor summit-related developments and communicate with governments and key stakeholders throughout the process;

The HLS Civil Society Action Committee organized a preparatory strategy meeting in New York on Sunday 17 July, the day before the “informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing” organized by the UN.

Members of the self-organized Civil Society HLS Action Steering Committee:

  • Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT)
  • Amnesty International
  • Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)
  • Asylum Access
  • Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI)
  • CARE-International
  • Caritas Internationalis
  • Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
  • Global Coalition on Migration
  • International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
  • International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
  • International Detention Coalition (IDC)
  • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Migrant Forum in Asia  (MFA)
  • NGO Committee on Migration
  • Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • Oxfam International
  • Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
  • Save the Children
  • Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN)
  • Terre des Hommes

Read the terms of reference for the Civil Society High-level Summit Action Committee here.