Enhancing cooperation on international migration

DESA’s Population Division will be organizing the Eleventh Annual Coordination Meeting on International Migration in New York on 21-22 February

Enhancing cooperation on international migration (UN Photo/Paul Banks)

The meeting is being held in response to a General Assembly resolution from 2004, which requests the Secretary-General to continue convening meetings to coordinate international migration activities.

The meeting has four main objectives. First, in response to recent General Assembly resolutions, the meeting will review preparations for the second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, which will be organized by the General Assembly on 3 and 4 October 2013. Second, the meeting will discuss how the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which was created as a result of the first High-level Dialogue held in 2006, has advanced the global dialogue on international migration and development. Third, the meeting will be briefed on recent contributions to the migration evidence base. Fourth, the meeting will allow international organizations to exchange information on current migration activities and to present new initiatives.

By bringing together entities of the UN system, other relevant intergovernmental organizations and civil society, the coordination meeting provides a unique opportunity to enhance interagency coherence and cooperation on migration in maximizing the benefits and addressing the negative impacts of migration for development.

The outcomes of the meeting will contribute to the report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development to be prepared for the 2013 High-level Dialogue.

For more information:
Eleventh Coordination Meeting on International Migration

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