Sixth coordination meeting on international migration

New York

Date: 
26 November 2007 to 27 November 2007

Overview

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing the Sixth Coordination Meeting on International Migration in response to General Assembly resolution 58/208 of 13 February 2004 on International Migration and Development, which requests the Secretary-General to continue convening meetings to coordinate activities regarding international migration. The meeting will also assist the Population Division in preparing the report of the Secretary-General on possible options for appropriate follow-up to High-level Dialogue to be considered by the General Assembly at its 63rd session in 2008 as requested in General Assembly resolution 61/208 of 6 March 2007.

The objectives of the Meeting are: (a) to discuss outcomes and follow-up of the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which was organized and hosted by the Government of Belgium in July 2007; (b) to consider preparations for the second meeting of the Global Forum, which will be organized and hosted by the Government of the Philippines in October 2008; (c) to exchange information on current and planned activities in the area of international migration, and (d) to exchange best practices and future plans on the use of surveys in collecting data relevant for the study of international migration.

Organizations which have carried out or are planning to carry surveys that provide information on international migrants or on issues related to international migration have been requested to provide the following information:

  • Title of survey programme or project.

  • General purpose of the survey(s) carried out.

  • Country or countries covered by the survey(s).

  • Time frame of the survey(s). 

  • National agencies or institutions collaborating in carrying out field work.

  • Type of sample being used (probabilistic, purposeful, snowball…).

  • Primary sampling unit (household or individual?).

  • Was the survey specifically designed to study international migration or has a migration module been added to an existing survey? 

  • Types of populations covered: migrants at destination; return migrants at origin; non-migrants at origin; non-migrants at destination; proxy respondents for migrants abroad. 

  • Are specific types of migrants the focus of attention? (e.g., migrant workers, refugees, foreign students, female migrants, etc.).

  • How are migrants identified? Please provide definitions. 

  •  Is the survey gathering data on remittances and their use? 

  • Indicate means of dissemination of survey results: reports, detailed tabulations, data in digital form, micro-data in digital form. 

  • Indicate if researchers may have access to the data collected for further analysis.

 

Documents

 
Organization of work 

Monday, 26 November 2007

09.30 – 13.00

Morning session

I. Opening of the meeting

  • Hania Zlotnik, Director, Population Division. Welcome and introduction
  •  Introduction of participants

II. The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 

Ambassador Régine de Clercq, Executive Director of the first meeting of the Global
Forum on Migration and Development

  •  The second meeting of GFMD (Manila, October 2008)

H. E. Esteban B. Conejos Jr., Under-Secretary for Migrant Worker Affairs, Department
of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, in charge of organizing the second meeting of the
Global Forum on Migration and Development

  • General discussion 

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

III. International migration and development: Emerging issues

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

09.30 – 13.00

Morning session

IV. The use of surveys in collecting data relevant for the study of international migration

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

V. Current and planned activities in the area of international migration and development 
 

VI. Closing of the meeting

Presentations

 

Contributed papers 

Background documents

General Assembly documents

  • Report of the first meeting of GFMD, distributed by the President of the General Assembly (A/C.2/62/2)

  • Report of the Secretary-General on International Migration and Development (A/60/871)

  • Summary of the High-level Dialogue by the President of the General Assembly (A/61/515)

         
General Assembly Resolutions

  • General Assembly Resolution: Facilitation and reduction of the cost of transfer of migrant remittances (A/RES/60/206) 

  • General Assembly Resolution: International Migration and Development (A/RES/60/227)

  • General Assembly Resolution: International Migration and Development (A/RES/61/208)

Other documents