The Global Diaspora Summit, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Ireland in Dublin in April 2022, represented a milestone in the highlevel recognition of migrants and diasporas’ development contributions. The Summit built on the awareness achieved at the 2013 International Diaspora Ministerial Conference, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and – of particular pertinence – the 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).
The landmark Global Diaspora Summit brought GCM Objective 19 to the forefront of global discussions. It advanced the understanding of migration and development linkages beyond remittances to embrace the multitude of economic, human, social and cultural capital contributions that diasporas – as transnational development agents – make to their countries of origin and destination.
This report aspires to capture the consensuses, conclusions, insights, and practices discussed at the Summit, as well as within the ongoing GCM review processes and the broader contemporary literature on diaspora engagement. It provides a snapshot of global progress towards GCM Objective 19, whilst furnishing reflections on how States can continue to build on progress to keep GCM Objective 19 firmly in sight.