Bangladesh identified as champion country for GCM implementation

Bangladesh identified as champion country for GCM implementation

Bangladesh is one of the 18 countries primarily identified as a champion country for Global Compact of Migration (GCM) implementation.

The identification was based on a number of criteria including the adoption of GCM, focus on a broad spread of migration issues to respect the 360-degree nature of GCM, and development of UN migration coordination mechanism.

The information was revealed at a sensitisation workshop on Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration, held recently, arranged by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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In July 2020, the government of Bangladesh formally confirmed its role as a 'Champion' country.

Bangladesh is one of the first countries to have agreed to take up this role and lead GCM implementation, follow up and review process in line with national priorities.