Global Migration Governance: Beyond Coordination and Crises

The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017, G. Ziccardi Capaldo ed., Oxford University Press.

21 Pages Posted: 30 May 2018

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Nicholas R. Micinski

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Thomas G. Weiss

The CUNY Graduate Center

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

Global migration governance has evolved dramatically over the last quarter-century through increased international forums, bilateral and regional initiatives, and global responses. This article describes why international cooperation on migration has been so difficult by examining the factors that encourage and discourage cooperation. In the face of increasing pressure, the UN and other international organizations have taken up the challenge to build a more reliable and institutionalized architecture that moves beyond coordination and recent crises. This article considers two recent efforts: the Global Migration Group and the 2016 New York Declaration on Migrants and Refugees. Both cases show the conflicting interests of UN member states and competition among UN agencies and international NGOs. While there is much noise and activity around global governance of migration, it is unclear that the emerging norms and institutions will bring greater coherence or have more of an impact on refugee and migration policies worldwide.

Keywords: migration, refugee, global governance, international cooperation, United Nations

Suggested Citation

Micinski, Nicholas and Weiss, Thomas G., Global Migration Governance: Beyond Coordination and Crises (2017). The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017, G. Ziccardi Capaldo ed., Oxford University Press. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3180639

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