Monday, 04 December 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 4 December 2017: The stocktaking phase of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is currently taking place from 4-6 December 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The aim of the meeting is to pull together and analyze all relevant input received during the consultations phase. The outcomes of the stocktaking will feed into the zero draft of the Global Compact for Migration that will be prepared by the Co-facilitators, which will provide the basis for the third phase: intergovernmental negotiations.

Nepal, as the Chair of the Colombo Process, made an intervention during the Retrospection Session of the Stocktaking Meeting on 4 December 2017. H. E. Deepak Dhital, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, recommended the Global Compact for Migration be developed and implemented in line with the principles and pledges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other inclusive, internationally agreed development and other frameworks relevant to migration. The full statement can be accessed from the link below:

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Statement by H. E. Deepak Dhital, Ambassador/Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations at Geneva, at the Retrospective session of the Preparatory (stocktaking) Meeting of the GCM.