The Private Sector consultation was the first stakeholder consultations organized as part of the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, and it was convened in Geneva, on 2 and 3 December 2015. 

Of the world’s 232 million international migrants, roughly half are present abroad as workers. As employers and recruiters, private sector actors have a significant role in protecting and assisting their migrant employees and in shaping their experiences before, during, and in the aftermath of crises. Through their contributions and engagement, private sector actors also have a valuable part to play as providers of essential services, innovators, and partners in crisis-preparedness, response, and post-crisis recovery.

The consultation provided an opportunity to discuss good practices, challenges and ways to improve the systematic protection and assistance of migrants caught in countries in crisis. The meeting also provided an opportunity for private sector actors to raise what they need from governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders, to better facilitate or support the actions and tools they have in place.

The meeting was hosted at the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and organized by the United States and the Philippines.

Consultation Documents