Third coordination meeting on international migration

New York

27 October 2004 to 28 October 2004


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 Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing the Third Coordination Meeting on International Migration at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 to 28 October 2004.

The main objective of the meeting is to discuss substantive issues related to the preparation of the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development that the General Assembly will conduct during its sixty-first session in 2006. In particular, the meeting aims to identify key aspects of international migration and development that should be considered in the Dialogue. Participants of the meeting will also share information on the most recent activities of their organizations in the area of international migration and development.



Organization of work 

Wednesday, 27 October 2004


10:00 – 17:00


I. Opening of the meeting
II. The Secretary General’s report on International Migration and Development and its
implications for the High-Level Dialogue of the General Assembly scheduled for 2006
III. A Fair Deal for Migrant Workers in a Global Economy: Results of the ILO’s 2004
International Conference
IV. Update on the work of The Global Commission on International Migration
V. Aspects of international migration and development relevant for consideration of the
High-Level Dialogue of the General Assembly scheduled for 2006

Thursday, 28 October 2004


10:00 – 17:00


VI. Panel Discussion: International Migration and Development
VII. Exchange of information on activities relevant to international migration and development
by participating agencies, programmes, funds, offices and NGOs
VIII. Conclusion of the Meeting 


Contributed papers

Background documents

General Assembly documents
Report of the Secretary-General: International Migration and Development (A/59/325)

General Assembly Resolutions
General Assembly Resolution: International Migration and Development (A/RES/58/208)

Other documents