Towards a Social-oriented Multi-level Framework for International Migration Governance
The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of what’s been happening since the release of the World Commission’s report that could indicate a trend towards the development of a global framework for the cross- border movement of people. Developments related to the three levels of action recommended by the Commission regarding the dialogue on a global framework for cross-border movement of people are examined. Special emphasis is put on the role of the ILO in the elaboration of a global framework for migration, fully respectful of the Commission’s rights-based and democratic approach. One of the main themes underlying this paper, in line with the Commission’s recommendations, is that there could be a relation of mutual reinforcement between a more social-focused regional integration and a more coherent and rights-based global framework for migration.