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Overprincipled and underperforming: the Global Compact for Migration and the challenge to multilateralism

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs and Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom


Gibirl Faal OBE, JP

Gibirl Faal OBE, JP

Director - GK Partners


Erik Berglof

Erik Berglof

In the lead to the current UN intergovernmental negotiations for a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), Professor Gibril Faal published a paper entitled 'Overprincipled and underperforming' . At this lecture, he will use the GCM negotiations to illustrate the need for a practice-based approach to multilateral agreements, at a time when multilateralism itself seem to be under attack. He situates the discourse in the context of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, and proposes an 'Agreement-Implementation Matrix' as framework to move from policy to practice.

Gibirl Faal is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs and a multidisciplinary business and development executive. He was one of the global leaders who spoke at the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which led to negotiations for a Global Compact on Migration.

Professor Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, LSE (chair).

The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA), its Global Policy Lab and seven constituent centres bring together LSE faculty and students from across departments to design research-based and locally rooted solutions to global challenges.

Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMigration


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