IGC

Established 1985

Objectives

The Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC) is an informal, non-decision making forum for inter-governmental information exchange and policy debate on all issues of relevance to the management of international migratory flows.

Focus

IGC places its principal focus on the exchange of national strategy, policy, best practices and data.

Main areas of activity:

  • Asylum and Refugees
  • Admission Control and Enforcement
  • Immigration
  • Settlement, Integration and Citizenship
  • Technology
  • Country of Origin Information
  • Multidisciplinary Approach (country- and theme-specific)
  • Data (asylum, removal) and Forecasting

16 Members (Current chairmanship: Belgium)

Australia
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States of America

Partners

Secretariat

IGC Secretariat

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Recent Meetings

In addition to the six working group meetings held during each semester, key meetings held recently are listed below:

  • 14-16 December 2015 – Mini Full Round, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 28 April 2015 – 1 May 2015 - Full Round of Consultations 2015, Sydney, Australia – focus on Strengthening Public Confidence in Migration Policy and Practices
  • 2-3 February 2015 – IGC Plus Consultations on the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative
  • 19-21 November 2014 – Mini Full Round, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4 November 2014 – Senior Official Workshop on Protection at Sea  
  • 21 October 2014 – Workshop on Syria
  • 25 June 2014 – Workshop on Eritrea
  • 19-21 May 2014 – Full Round Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark – focus on Increasing Economic and Trade Relations with Emerging Economies: Consequences for Immigration Systems

 

Contact Information

IGC Secretariat
Intergovernmental Consultation on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC)
Rue de Vermont 37-39
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel:  +41 (0) 229196600
Fax: +41 (0) 229196610
E-mail: admin@igc.ch

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