At the conclusion of International Civil Society Week 2017 (ICSW) on 7 December, more than 700 civil society leaders and activists from over 100 countries have called for climate change to be formally recognised as a primary driver of migration. The call comes just days after Donald Trump announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the United Nations Global Compact on Migration. The declaration calls on the international community to commit to protecting the human rights of all persons, regardless of their migratory status and fulfil the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. In 2016, world leaders began drafting a new Global Compact on “safe, orderly and regular migration”, to be finalised by September 2018. Now it is up to civil society to make sure they deliver, not only by the agreed timelines but in a way that creates real change. Read more here.