Iraq is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to submit both a Voluntary National Review (VNR) – an overview of the State’s progress toward the GCM’s objectives – and a set of forward-looking policy pledges. On 10 May, The Inter-Ministerial Technical Working Group committed to a total of seven policy pledges. Commitments include: 1. Prioritization of Migration, Environment and Climate Change. Improved collection and management of Migration Data 3. Follow-up on the Migration Governance Indicators Assessment 4. Expansion and strengthening of the National Referral Mechanism for Reintegration 5. Dynamic Diaspora Engagement 6. Systemization of identity management through implementation of an electronic Return Case Management System 7. Better engagement on Integrated Border Management.  

Date Adopted / Created / Concluded
Thematic Area
Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
GCM Implementation
Policy Type