Speaking as the keynote speaker William Gois, Regional Coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA). highlighted the need for champion countries implementing GCM but also to take State-leadership because GCM is primarily a state-led mechanism. So the state, not the UN should be in the forefront of implementing GCM. He also acknowledged Bangladesh’s pioneering role for showing the path in this regard.
Realizing the importance of stakeholder engagement and cross-learning among different government and CSO representatives, the event was jointly organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and CSOs for Global Commitments on Migration (CGCM).
The event titled ‘Road to Implementing Global Compact on Migration’ was held on Monday the 21st January 2020 in Quito, Ecuador during the 12th GFMD. It was supported by PROKAS program of British Council and UK Aid.