Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees
The Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees is the official pathway for cities to commit to the UN Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees and be recognized for meeting global goals.
What is the Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees?
The Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees is the official pathway for cities to commit to the UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and be recognized for meeting global goals.
The Call to Local Action is an effort to:
- Expand the number of cities publicly endorsing the GCM and GCR through the Marrakech Mayors Declaration.
- Create a repository of city-led solutions that achieve the GCM and GCR to facilitate peer-learning, replication, or scaling through new partnerships and investments.
- Showcase city leaders engaged in GCM and GCR implementation to build awareness and support among global audiences.
Filippo Grandi High Commissioner, UN Refugee Agency
Cities are at the helm of creating open, inclusive, and supportive environments for refugees and IDPs. The Call to Local Action builds on this momentum, and we hope more cities will join this movement
How does the Call to Local Action work?
Cities are invited to submit their pledge on a rolling basis at localaction.mayorsmechanism.org. By joining the Call to Local Action, cities commit to implement the GCM and GCR. In turn, they receive:
- Public recognition of their political leadership in the annual Report on Localizing the Global Compacts.
- Updates on peer-learning, capacity development, and diplomacy/advocacy opportunities.
- One-stop access and features in official UN reporting systems (GCM and GCR Review, GFMD Platform for Partnerships).
- Visibility at official intergovernmental meetings and summits (International Migration Review Forum, Global Refugee Forum, Global Forum on Migration and Development).
Emilia Saiz Secretary General, UCLG
The Call to Local Action for Migrants and Refugees is one more demonstration of the relevance of local solutions for the achievement of the Global Goals triggering the localization of SDGs.
By The Numbers
47Local and regional governments
Vittoria Zanuso, Executive Director, Mayors Migration Council
The Call to Local Action is more than a repository of city actions to deliver the Global Compacts. It’s also a marketplace of solutions ready to be scaled by donors through the Global Cities Fund.
Cities committing to advance the Global Compact on Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees.
Localizing the Global Compacts: First Report on Local Action for Migrants and Refugees – 2022
May 16, 2022
IMRF Summary Report 2022: Local Governments at the First Review of the Global Compact for Migration
December 19, 2022