IGC (Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees)
The IGC is an informal, non-decision-making forum for intergovernmental information exchange and policy debate on all issues of relevance to the management of international migratory flows.
In its current configuration, the IGC brings together the following 17 participating states: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. UNHCR, IOM and the European Union also participate in the IGC process.
Areas of Interest
Asylum, data, temporary protection, return, smuggling and trafficking, unaccompanied minors, family reunification, reception in the region, country of origin information, specific outflows, illegal migration, burden sharing, and the use of technology in the management of migration. Recent activities have initiated on immigration policies and immigration and national security.
Visit www.igc.ch for more information.