Migration Committee

Migration Committee

Migration Committee

Migration Committee

Our Origin

The NGO Committee on Migration (CoM) was formed in New York in 2006 at the urging of various non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC, in light of the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 59/241 and 60/227, the Secretary General’s report of 18 May 2006, the Civil Society Hearings held on 12-13 July 2006, and the United Nations General Assembly high level segment devoted to global migration issues, 13-14 September 2006.

Our Mission 

The Committee is a member of the Conference of Non Governmental Organizations (CoNGO) in consultative relationship with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. We are a committee of over 50 NGOs who seek to realize justice for migrants, refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and trafficked persons. We meet monthly in New York City to collaborate on our shared mission: to encourage the promotion and protection of migrants and their human rights, in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

Our Brochure

The Brochure for the NGO Committee on Migration can be viewed by clicking here: 2018-2019 CoM Brochure

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunities to collaborate with international NGOs focused on advocating for migrants, refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and trafficked persons
  • Opportunities to contribute to and endorse official statements and advocacy letters drafted by the Committee
  • Participation in Subcommittees focused on specific, timely migration issues
  • Notices of monthly meetings of the NGO Committee on Migration
  • Invitations to all UN special events, receptions and meetings sponsored by the Committee
  • Information about and invitations to UN events

How to Become a Member

We are currently in the process of shifting our Membership Year from the calendar year to September-August. As of 1 September 2019, membership on the Committee will extend from 1 September  to 31 August.  New organizations may become members at any time. Complete and submit this form to become a member and join us in our advocacy on behalf of migrants and refugees.

UN High-Level Summit Informal Interactive Hearing Preparatory Meeting

UN High-Level Summit

On 19 September 2016 the UN General Assembly opened its 71st Session with a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants. Present at the meeting were heads of state […]

Informal Interactive Hearing

On 18 July, an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing took place at the UN on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants. The hearing brought together representatives from civil society from every regions […]

Preparatory Meeting

On Sunday 17 July, civil society, led by the self-organized civil society Action Committee held a civil society preparatory meeting attended by about 100 representatives of civil society organizations, in […]



Member Organizations

American Psychological Association
Armenian Relief Society
ATOP Meaningful World
Augustinians International
Baha’i International Community
Catholic Guardian Services
Catholic Near East Welfare Association
Congregation of the Mission
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Congregations of St. Joseph
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
Dianova International
Dominican Leadership Conference
Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas
Franciscans International
Global Migration Policy Associates
International Association of Applied Psychology
International Association of Schools of Social Work
International Catholic Migration Commission
International Council of Psychologists
International Council of Women
International Federation of Business and Professional Women
International Lactation Consultant Association
International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
International Presentation Association
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Loreto Generalate
Loretto Community
Lutheran World Federation
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Mercy International Association
Migrant Center at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi
New Humanity
Passionists International
Poverty Elimination and Community Education (PEACE) Foundation
Rehabilitation and Development Organization for the Landless (RADOL)
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Salvation Army
Scalabrini International Migration Network
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sheba, USA
Sisters of Charity Federation
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Social Accountability International
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society of the Sacred Heart
Soroptimist International
UNANIMA International
United Methodist Women
Ursuline Sisters
Vivat International
WARBE Development Foundation
World Christian Life Community
World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
Zonta International


A list of some resources concerning the High Level Summit, from civil society, the UN and member states:

UNGA Resolution

Final drafts of the Outcome Document and annexes

Civil Society voice at the Summits for Refugees and Migrants

Civil Society analyses and responses to Outcome Document and annexes

Civil society input to Summit negotiation process: a sampling

 United Nations and Member States

For a listing of relevant media resources, go to ‘In the News: Snapshots’ in the News section