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News article22 June 2018

Sudan holds Roundtable on Global Compact on Migration


The Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an one-day roundtable on the Zero Draft Plus of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM) on 9 May 2018. The roundtable was part of the Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme and aimed at supporting the Government of Sudan to consolidate its position in the negotiations of the GCM.

The GCM is an agreement negotiated between States that covers all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. It is being developed under the auspices of the United Nations and seeks to create a framework for safe, orderly and regular migration across borders. It is envisioned that the GCM will set out a range of principles to improve migration governance, to address the challenges associated with migration, and to strengthen the contribution of migrants to sustainable development. More information on the process and the drafts of the GCM can be found on the official site

BMM organised the roundtable to facilitate dialogue on the Zero Draft Plus and provide an opportunity to ministries with migration related portfolios to review the draft and to be able to consolidate Sudan´s position towards it. The roundtable gathered senior representatives from fourteen government institutions, including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretariat of the Sudanese Working Abroad, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Welfare & Social Security, Ministry of International Corporation, Commission for Refugees and the Humanitarian Aid Commission, among others.


Publication date
22 June 2018
Region and Country
Regional Horn of AfricaSudan
Improved migration management

Programmes in the region

Better Migration Management Programme

The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.

Research and Evidence Facility

The specific objectives will be to collate, synthesize and disseminate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence related to instability, irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa; to communicate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence to, and share

Towards Free Movement and Transhumance in the IGAD region

The specific objectives of the project are:(I) to support the process of adoption, ratification and domestication of the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance by IGAD Member States upon their adoption by IGAD Council of Ministers, along with complementary measures to...