The General Assembly will hold a High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development during its sixty-eighth session in 2013. The focus of the 2013 High-level Dialogue and its organizational details will be decided by the General Assembly at its sixty-seventh session.
This website aims to provide all stakeholders with the latest information and resources related to the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, its preparatory process as well as its follow-up.
The first High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development was held by the General Assemby from 14 to 15 September 2006. The 2006 High-level Dialogue was the first ever high-level event organized by the General Assembly devoted exclusively to the issue of international migration and its linkages with development.
In 2008, the General Assembly decided to follow up the 2006 High-level Dialogue by organizing a one-day informal thematic debate on international migration and development in 2011 and by holding a second High-level Dialogue in 2013 (A/RES/63/225).
The results of the informal thematic debate on international migration and development, held on 19 May 2011, were summarized in a note from the President of the General Assembly (A/65/944).
In December 2010, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the organizational details of the 2013 High-level Dialogue, including possible themes, at its sixty-seventh session (A/RES/65/170).
In the same resolution, the General Assembly invited the regional commissions, in collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system as well as the International Organization for Migration, to examine the regional aspects of international migration and development and to provide inputs to the preparatory process of the High-level Dialogue.
The General Assembly also invited Member States, through appropriate regional consultative processes and other major initiatives in the field of international migration, to contribute to the High-level Dialogue.