MADE Network
02 September 2016
Invitation to civil society
Join us on 18 September for a civil society meeting in New York
on advocacy strategies for refugees and migrants after
the 19 September UN Summit  

Register here by Sunday 11 September
Dear partners in civil society,
The self-organized civil society Action Committee for UN Summit has the pleasure to invite you to an open civil society meeting in New York City, on 18 September 2016, from 9.15 AM – 1.30 PM, the day before the UN High‐Level Summit for refugees and migrants.

The meeting will bring together civil society representatives to discuss visions for after the Summit. How do we ensure changes are made on the ground for refugees, migrants and societies?  How do we hold government to commit and account, and what action and follow-up is needed, in the first 100-days, and thereafter. The meeting will also include specific sessions in relation to outcome commitments that will be, or should have been, made during the Summit:
  • Responsibility-sharing for refugees in practice, and the global compact on refugees
  • Rights-based governance, the global compact on safe migration, and the protection of migrants in vulnerable situations
  • Campaign(s) against xenophobia, and for inclusion
The agenda, further details and materials will be shared with registered participants soon! In the meantime, you can read the latest newsletter (from 18 August) here with more details, and here are a few quick links to relevant documents:
Registration and practical information
Date and time: Sunday 18 September, 9:15 AM –1.30 PM
Location: United Nations Church Center. 777 UN Plaza, corner of 44th Street and 1st Avenue, New York City
Participation and registration: While the meeting is open for all civil society, we might need to set a limit to the number of people who can participate due to space constraints. Therefore, we ask you to register here as soon as you can, but no later than Sunday 11 September.
Confirmation of registration will be sent to all participants as soon as possible, and no later than 12 September, along with the agenda and other details.
Make your own arrangements: Please note that all arrangements for visa, travel and accommodation, as well as related expenses, are the responsibility of participants.
Security: Please also note that heightened security and street blockades are expected in the area due to the United Nations General Assembly taking place that week. We advise participants to arrive in plenty of time before the meeting, and to bring a form of identification (e.g. passport) with them. More security details will be shared with participants in the week before the event.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Anna PASCALE at:
You can also check out the dedicated civil society website for the Summit - which we try to keep up to date with all the latest information and developments surrounding the Summit, including related news and side-events that we hear of.
We hope to welcome you on 18 September!
Warm regards,
ICMC/MADE Network and the HLS Civil Society Action Committee team

* A self‐organized civil society Action Committee has been created, which focuses 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 NGOs with longstanding expertise and experience on refugee, migrant, forced displacement and human rights issues.
MADE Migration and Development Civil Society Network

The HLS Civil Society Action Committee is convened by:  
NGO Committee on Migration
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