Events

Events will be held in New York on 18 December by IOM and UNICEF. Please see the programme and register.

UN TOGETHER branded events

In commemoration of International Migrants Day on 18 December 2017 in New York, IOM will co-host a series of UN TOGETHER branded events focused on the crucial role of the arts and technology in creating understanding and dialogue about migration.

Global Migration Film Festival

The Second Global Migration Film Festival will open on 5 December and culminate on 18 December 2017, International Migrants Day. The Festival showcases films that capture the promise and migration and the unique contributions migrants make to their new communities.

Art Installation UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage

The critically acclaimed art installation UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage will include a virtual reality visualization in UN languages of the exhibition and the stories behind it.

Where: UNICEF Headquarters, 3 UN Plaza, New York, New York
When: December 5th-January 2nd, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Special events on December 18th

Special Representative for International Migration

On 18 December, the SRSG will participate in a Facebook Live on the UN’s official Facebook account; deliver opening remarks at the third informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing in Trusteeship Council Chamber; and take part in a panel discussion from 1730 to 1830 organized by IOM and UNICEF at UNICEF House.

The Office of the SRSG will also be represented in a side event organized by OHCHR, IOM and UNICEF on the human rights of children in the context of international migration from 1400 to 1530.

At the noon briefing at UN headquarters, Béla Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, Population Division of the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA) will brief on the International Migration Report 2017, a biennial publication of DESA on the latest trends concerning international migration.

TOGETHER: Mobile app and Podcast series

IOM has developed a mobile app which taps the disruptive power of social media to stand up against anti-migrant xenophobia. The TOGETHER app will be launched in NY on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017.

Handbook launch

Global Migration Group (GMG) Handbook launch entitled “Handbook for Improving the Production and Use of Migration Data for Development”

Date and Time: Monday, 18 December 2017 13:15 to 14:30
Place: Conference Room 8, UN Secretariat, New York

Demystifying Migration: Launch of the World Migration Report 2018 and the Migration Governance Indicators

The event will focus on two key initiatives with introductory remarks by Director General William Lacy Swing. The first part will discuss the World Migration Report 2018. The second focus will be a discussion on the process and outcomes of the MGI. Please see the flyer and concept note.

Date: 15:00 – 17:00, 18 December, International Migrants Day
Location: CR 8, UNHQ, New-York

International Migration Report 2017

On 18 December, Mr. Béla Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), will brief on the International Migration Report 2017, a biennial publication of the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs, on the latest trends concerning international migration.

Animated videos to amplify the stories of migrants

OHCHR will launch a series of animated videos to amplify the stories of migrants and their families, of the communities that welcome them and the conversations they have along the way. Please see: statement.