IOM has established the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate to support the development of the global compact for migration. The Syndicate comprises migration experts from around the world with deep knowledge of a wide variety of aspects of migration. The 36 Syndicate members and 9 advisers herald from all continents, encompassing origin, transit and destination country perspectives. Through initiatives such as this, IOM is providing the space and framework to enable leading migration experts to inform the global compact for migration process with the latest thinking in academic and applied research.
The Syndicate publication comprises two components: Syndicate members’ “Top 3 reads” for policymakers, and 26 short technical papers on a range of salient topics, including global migration governance challenges, safeguarding migrant workers’ rights, combatting migrant smuggling and human trafficking, regular migration pathways, return and reintegration, improving migration narratives and mobilizing partners for action. The papers unpack policy conundrums posing obstacles to safe, orderly and regular migration, and offer ideas for and examples of evidence-based, effective and sustainable solutions.