Guidance and Tools Package for UN Country Teams

This compilation aims to provide UN country teams (UNCTs) with easy access to guidance materials and practical tools on migration and development. It brings together the collective expertise and resources of the GMG and its member agencies.

The package has been compiled on the basis of the results of a survey of UNCTs carried out in 2011. The survey inquired about country-level capacities and demands on migration issues. 62 responses from 48 countries indicated UNCTs’ priority interest in the topics of human trafficking and migrant smuggling; labour mobility; migration data and research; and the human rights of migrants. They also called for support in the areas of analysis and policy advice; and for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity development.

With these needs in mind, the package compiles – for the first in one place – existing resources from GMG member agencies on priority topics. It focuses on “how-to” guidance, practical tools, and case studies, where available; and it seeks to cover a diverse range of migration phenomena and experiences, including those of women, children, smuggled migrants and victims of trafficking, refugees, forcibly displaced persons, and other marginalized groups. Materials are also selected to cover different world regions and diverse approaches to tackling migration-related issues. 

The package currently consists of seven thematic chapters and 10 subthemes, listed in the left sidebar. Click on a chapter or subtheme and you will get a brief introduction to the topic, as well as a menu of materials, organized in different categories, in the right-hand sidebar.

We hope this compilation will be useful for your work. It is intended to be a ‘living’ repository, so your feedback and submissions of additional materials would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Ms. Sarah Rosengärtner ( ) with any questions or contributions you may have. 


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