Title: Enhancing protection and empowerment of migrants and communities affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region

Duration: 3 years (2019-2021)

Location: Pacific Island Countries of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji

Lead Agency: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Partners: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)

 

Programme Summary

This regional programme seeks to protect and empower communities adversely affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement, and planned relocation. The proposed programme will be delivered through a partnership between the UN Agencies of IOM, ILO, OHCHR, and ESCAP. Platform on Disaster Displacement and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will be non-UN implementing partners.

 

Donors

UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the New Zealand Aid Programme

 

Locations

Country Scope Objective 1

Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Country Scope Objective 2

Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

 

Objectives & Activities

Protect and empower communities adversely affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement and planned relocation

A key component is to support a regional human security-based response on climate change-related displacement, migration, and planned relocation by facilitating an appropriate framework. The programme will also empower communities affected by climate change through training and skills development activities to increase access to labour mobility schemes, and pre-departure orientation to support migrants to migrate safely with an understanding of their rights. The programme will also increase the capacity of government and non-government stakeholders to promote labour mobility that is safe, regular, and inclusive. Finally, through case studies and data collection, the programme will contribute to the evidence-base of good practices.

 

PCCMHS Objecttives

 

Beneficiaries

This regional programme seeks to protect and empower communities adversely affected by climate change and disasters in the Pacific region, focusing specifically on climate change and disaster-related migration, displacement, and planned relocation. The proposed programme will be delivered through a partnership between the UN Agencies of IOM, ILO, OHCHR, and ESCAP. Platform on Disaster Displacement and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will be non-UN implementing partners.

PCCMHS Timeline

Objective 1 

PCCMHS Timeline

Twitter: @pccmhs

Programme Manager: Sabira Coelho, scoelho@iom.int

Programme Specialist: Christopher Yee, cyee@iom.int