Ninth coordination meeting on international migration

New York

Date: 
17 February 2011 to 18 February 2011

Overview     

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing the Ninth 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 Ninth Coordination Meeting on International Migration has the following three objectives: (a) to examine the development of indicators that measure the contribution of international migration to countries of origin and destination; (b) to exchange information on recent initiatives to build capacities on international migration and development, and (c) to discuss the contribution of United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and other relevant organizations to the Global Forum on Migration and Development as well as to the informal thematic debate on international migration and development which will be organized by the President of the General Assembly on 19 May 2011.

By providing participants with the opportunity to present their activities, the Meeting will contribute to greater coherence of the United Nations and other international organizations in responding to the growing demand from Member States to support and develop activities on international migration and development.

The outcome of the meeting will contribute to the preparation of the report of the Secretary-General on international migration and development for the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly.

Documents 

Organization of work

Thursday, 17 February 2011

10.00 – 13.00

Morning session

I. Opening of the meeting

  • Hania Zlotnik, Population Division, DESA

 

II. Global Forum on Migration and Development

  • H.E. Mr. Julian Ventura Valero, Under-Secretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • H.E. Mr. Eduard Gnesa, Special Ambassador for International Cooperation on Migration, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

 

III. Sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly: Report of the Secretary-General and
resolution on international migration and development

  • Hania Zlotnik, Population Division, DESA

 

IV. Information about the informal thematic debate on international migration and
development, being organized by the President of the General Assembly

  • H.E. Ms. Heidi Schroderus-Fox, Director of Policy, Office of the President of the General Assembly 

 

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

V. Coordination in the area of international migration and development: capacitybuilding and training

  • Michele Klein-Solomon, Permanent Observer of IOM to the United Nations. Mainstreaming migration into development planning – GMG Handbook for policy makers and practitioners
  • Laurent de Boeck, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Observatory on Migration. Fostering research on South-South migration and human development
  • Tour de table

 

Friday, 18 February 2011

10.00 – 12.00

Morning session

VI. Measuring the impact of international migration

1. Assessing the contribution of international migration to countries of origin and destination

  • Raúl Delgado-Wise, Autonomous University of Zacatecas. Assessment of migration, development and human rights: Conceptual framework and new strategic indicators
  • Laura Chappell, Institute for Public Policy Research, London. Measuring migration’s economic and social impacts: Core indicators and methodological considerations

 

Discussion leaders:

  • Jeronimo Cortina, University of Houston

  • Jean-Christophe Dumont, OECD, Paris

 

12.00 – 13.00

Morning session, continued

2. Migrant integration

  • Patrick Simon, Institut National Etudes Démographiques (INED), Paris. Benchmarking integration: Who, what and how

  • David Khoudour-Castéras, OECD Development Centre, Paris. Migrant integration in the South: What does it mean and how can we measure it?

 

  Discussion 

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

VII. New initiatives on international migration and development
Selected presentations

VIII. Closing of the meeting

  • Bela Hovy, Migration Section, Population Division, DESA

 

Contributed papers

Presentations

Other presentations

Background documents

General Assembly documents

  • Report of the Secretary-General on International Migration and Development (A/65/203)

  • General Assembly Draft Resolution: International Migration and Development (A/C.2/65/L.69)

  • General Assembly Resolution: International Migration and Development (A/RES/63/225)

Other documents