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Twelfth Coordination Meeting on International Migration
New York, 20-21 February 2014

International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope,complexity and impact. Today, virtually all countries in the world are simultaneously countries of destination, origin and transit for international migrants. Traditional migration patterns are complemented by new migratory flows, fuelled by changing economic, demographic, political and social conditions. Changing migration patterns affect the size and composition of migrant populations as well as economies and societies in countries of origin and destination.

The rise in global mobility, the growing complexity of migratory patterns and the impact of such movements on development have all contributed to international migration becoming a priority for the international community.

The twelfth Coordination Meeting on International Migration focused on the follow-up to the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development as well as integrating international migration into the post-2015 United Nation development agenda. The twelfth Coordination Meeting on International Migration took place in New York from 20 to 21 February 2014.

Templates for papers

Please submit the contributed papers in word file to migrationp@un.org

Objectives of the meeting

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing the twelfth annual Coordination Meeting on International Migration. The meeting is being held in response to General Assembly resolution 58/208 of 13 February 2004, which requests the Secretary-General to continue convening meetings to coordinate international migration activities.

The twelfth coordination meeting on international migration has two main objectives. First, the meeting will focus on activities to follow-up on and, where relevant, implement the Declaration of the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (A/RES/68/4) as well as the eight-point agenda for action of the Secretary-General presented in his report to the 2013 High-level Dialogue (A/68/190). Second, the meeting will consider how migration can be integrated into the implementation framework of the post-2015 United Nations development agenda.

By bringing together entities of the United Nations system, other relevant intergovernmental organizations and civil society as well as interested Member States, the coordination meeting provides a unique opportunity to strengthen collaboration and coordination within the United Nations system as well as with other relevant intergovernmental organizations to fully address the issue of international migration and development.

The deliberations and outcomes of the meeting will contribute to the report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development, which will be prepared for the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly.

Background documents

General Assemblly

Other Documents

Agenda

Thursday, 20 February 2014
I. Opening of the meeting
II. Migration and the post-2015 United Nations development agenda
III. The Global Forum on Migration and Development: The way forward
IV. Follow-up to the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
Friday, 21 February 2014
V. Towards better data and indicators on migration
VI. Reducing the cost of migration and leveraging its benefits
VII. Selected presentations on data and indicators on migration
VIII. Closing of the meeting
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Morning session   (10.00 – 13.00)  
I. Opening and introductory remarks
Francesca Perucci, Population Division
II. Migration and the post-2015 United Nations development agenda
Migration and post-2015: Making the case  
Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Migration
Why migration was not included in the MDGs, and why it should be part of the SDGs  
Professor Michael Doyle, Columbia University
Preparing the Sustainable Development Goals   
Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations and co-chair of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Moderator: Nikhil Seth, Division for Sustainable Development
III. The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD): The way forward
The 2013-2014 GFMD: Objectives, preparations and expected outcomes
Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje, Chair-in-Office, GFMD, Sweden
The GFMD under the incoming Turkish Chair: Some preliminary reflections
Esen Altuğ, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Director General, MFA, representing the incoming GFMD Chair, Turkey
The 2014 GFMD civil society days: Objectives, preparations, expected outcomes   
John Bingham, International Catholic Migration Commission
Advancing cooperation on migration and development: GMG and GFMD moving forward   
Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Office, GMG Chair-in-Office (video message)
Moderator: Michele Klein Solomon, International Organization for Migration
Afternoon session   (15.00 – 18.00)  
IV. Follow-up to the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
Key note: The 2013 HLD Declaration: Expectations and way forward  
Ambassador Yanerit Morgan, Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
Panel discussion on HLD follow-up  
- Ambassador Eva Åkerman Börje, Chair-in-Office, GFMD, Sweden
- Ambassador Vladimir Lupan, Permanent Representative of Moldova to the United Nations
- Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration Branch, ILO, representing the Chair of the Global Migration Group
- Eva Sandis, Chair, NGO Committee on Migration
Moderator: Francesca Perucci, Population Division
Interactive tour-de-table
Key note: Implementing a common human rights framework in migration policies  
François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants
Friday, 21 February 2014
Morning session   (10.00 – 13.00)  
V. Towards better data and indicators on migration
Toward a post-2015 development agenda: The role of the statistical community
Keiko Osaki-Tomita, Statistics Division
Which migration indicators for post-2015? Results from a recent GMG retreat
Frank Laczko, International Organization for Migration
Common set of indicators for Migration Profiles
Bela Hovy, Population Division
Moderator: David Khoudour, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
VI. Reducing costs of migration and leveraging its benefits
Key note:The contribution of international migration to global prosperity
Professor Lant Pritchett, Harvard University
The “five-by-five” initiative and its relevance for post-2015
Massimo Cirasino, World Bank
Recruitment costs: Initiatives on data collection
Dilip Ratha, Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, World Bank
Moderator: Diana Alarcón, Development Policy and Analysis Division
Afternoon session   (15.00 – 18.00)  
VII. Selected presentations on data and indicators on migration
Trafficking in persons and the post 2015 development agenda: Research and data
Warda Henning, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Indicators on the human rights of migrants
David Marshall, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (tbc)
Making migration research work for migrants: The role of the United Nations University
Tendayi Bloom, United Nations University
Some proposals on migration indicators from ICPD beyond 2014
Ann Pawliczko, United Nations Population Fund
Moderator: Clare Menozzi, Population Division
VIII. Closing remarks
John Wilmoth, Population Division

Side events

Thursday, 20 February 2014
Strengthening Cooperation and Partnerships between the Global Migration Group (GMG) and the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

I. Opening remarks
II. Cooperation between the Swedish GFMD 2013-2014 and the GMG
III. Areas for further cooperation and partnerships post-2013 HLD
IV. Reflections on future cooperation between the Turkish GFMD 2015 and the GMG
V. Closing remarks

Friday, 21 February 2014
Strengthening Cooperation and Partnerships between Civil Society, Social Partners and the Global Migration Group (GMG)

I. Opening remarks
II. Interactive dialogue on GMG work programme
V. Closing remarks

Contributed papers

Please submit the contributed papers in word file to migrationp@un.org