Acting on paragraph 63 and Annex II of the New York Declaration, the President of the UN General Assembly has appointed the New York-based permanent representatives of Mexico and Switzerland to co-facilitate the process “leading to the adoption of a global compact on safe, orderly and regular migration to be presented at an intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018”.
Specifically, Mexican Ambassador Juan José Gómez Camacho and Swiss Ambassador Jürg Lauber are now charged with leading “open, transparent and inclusive negotiations with States” to determine:
- by 31 January, modalities for the Global Compact process;
- “possible holding of preparatory conferences” and other practicalities relating to the intergovernmental negotiations; and
- a timeline.