CFGI / Global Immigration / Our Advocacy / Policy Recommendations CFGI Calls for Better Immigration Policy Implementation at UN Hearing 2/26/2018 CFGI Page Content CFGI Board Chair Austin Fragomen speaks at UN, his remarks begin at 1:28:55Last week, CFGI engaged governments from around the world at a UN hearing on the global compact for migration (GCM). The hearing followed the release of the first draft of the GCM and coincided with the first round of inter-governmental negotiations, aimed at determining the content of the final GCM. During the hearing, CFGI's chairman Austin Fragomen expressed support for several components of the draft and called for greater focus on developing government capacity to implement immigration policies that facilitate access to global skills. He also highlighted the valuable insights that employers can contribute to the development of immigration policies. CFGI Board Chair Austin Fragomen is speaking at the #UN today on employer priorities for the #GlobalCompactforMigration, calling for improved governance of migration. That means timely, flexible, and predictable policies! @fragomen @SHRM @SHRMPress pic.twitter.com/3ItShY7qzM— CFGI (@Global_imm) February 21, 2018 At a separate consultation linked to the negotiations, CFGI's global immigration specialist Andrew Yewdell addressed the ambassadors leading the GCM negotiations. Yewdell highlighted the need to engage employers in the development of immigration policy. Specifically, he called for leveraging the global employer community to help assess the implementation and effectiveness of policies. Andrew Yewdell of @Global_imm at the UN GCM dialogue: Employers can provide invaluable feedback to help develop labour migration policies that meet the needs of the labour market, which is a driver of development and facilitator of migrant integration. pic.twitter.com/Bvm7KxsXk3— GFMD Business (@GFMD_Business) February 22, 2018 What Comes Next?Additional negotiating rounds are scheduled to take place each month through July 2018. CFGI will continue to participate in the process as we believe that the GCM has potential to shape immigration policies around the world. Currently, we are evaluating the draft GCM and working with like-minded organisations in the business community to communicate our priorities for revisions to the governments leading the negotiations.Please email Andrew Yewdell to learn more about the GCM and how you can get involved in our global advocacy.