Seventh coordination meeting on international migration

New York

Date: 
20 November 2008 to 21 November 2008

Overview   

The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations is organizing the Seventh 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 Seventh Coordination Meeting on International Migration has the following three objectives: (a) to discuss the follow-up to the 2006 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, (b) to exchange information on current and planned activities in the area of international migration and development, and (c) to identify emerging issues on international migration and development.

 Documents 

Organization of work

Thursday, 20 November 2008

10.00 – 13.00

Morning session

I. Opening of the meeting
Hania Zlotnik, Director, Population Division

II. The Global Forum on Migration and Development

  • GFMD III: Athens, 2009
  • Vice-Minister Athanasios Nakos, Executive Director, GFMD III

 

III. Follow-up to the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

 

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

IV. Migration, remittances and the financial crisis

V. Responding to policy challenges: Estimating migration flows

 

Friday, 21 November 2008

10.00 – 13.00

Morning session

VI. Keeping migration in the spotlight: Training and knowledge sharing at the United Nations

 

VII. The Commission on International Migration Data for Development Research: Preliminary findings

 

15.00 – 18.00

Afternoon session

VIII. Coordination of current and planned activities in the area of international migration and development

IX. Closing of the meeting

 

Presentations

 

Contributed papers

 

Background documents

General Assembly Documents

 

General Assembly Resolutions

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