The first formal consultation of the Migrants in Countries in Crisis initiative (MICIC) was convened in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-3 February 2015. The consultation focused on participating States of the Inter-governmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC) as well as the Governments of Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines and South Korea.
The IGC-Plus Consultation brought together some 80 participants comprised of government officials from a range of ministries including foreign and consular affairs, disaster management, development cooperation, citizenship and immigration, justice, and military, as well as representatives of the European Commission, international organizations, civil society and the private sector. Throughout the two-day consultation, a mix of presentations, discussions and working group sessions explored a rich array of pertinent experiences and issues.
The meeting was co-hosted by the United States and Australia, and organised in collaboration with the Philippines.