Regional consultative processes on migration (RCPs) are important mechanisms that foster inter-State cooperation and partnership on migration issues by bringing States together for informal, non-binding dialogue at the regional level. RCPs carry out a number of functions, including information exchange and sharing of good practices in effective migration management between participating governments and other stakeholders. In line with the growing interest in promoting cooperation across regions and in the cross-fertilization of ideas and practices among RCPs, the Government of Peru and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted the fourth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of RCPs. under the broad theme “Defining the Place of RCPs in a Changing International Migration Landscape.” in Lima, Peru on 22–23 May 2013.
The present report of the meeting summarizes the discussions and key outcomes of the fourth Global RCP Meeting, which provided participants with a platform to identify common challenges and opportunities that RCPs face and to suggest concrete tools for capacity enhancement. Taking place against the backdrop of the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, the meeting provided a platform for reflection on potential synergies with other dialogues and processes that deal with migration at the global and interregional levels.