Expert group meeting on international migration and development

New York

06 July 2005 to 08 July 2005


The Expert Group Meeting is intended to provide a forum for the substantive exploration of key aspects of international migration and development, with the aim of seeking concrete ways to realize the benefits that international migration can have for development.

Among the aspects considered by participants, the meeting will focus on the economic impacts of international migration, the increasing relevance of skilled migration, the development effects of migrant remittances, and the management of migration flows. The migration experience of selected countries in different world regions will be also reviewed.


Background papers

Organization of work

Wednesday, 6 July 2005


9:30 — 13:00




I. Opening of the meeting


II. Overview

  • a. Marta Roig, United Nations Population Division. Levels and trends of international migration
  • b. Victor Gaigbe-Togbe, United Nations Population Division. International migration policies 


III. Country perspectives I


 15:00 — 18:00

IV. Development impacts of remittances


Thursday, 7 July 2005


10:00 — 13:00


V. Skilled migration


15:00 — 18:00

VI. Country perspectives II


 Friday, 8 July 2005


10:00 — 13:00



VII. Economic impacts of international migration


VIII. Demographic impacts of international migration 


15:00 –18:00

IX. Migration flows and their management



X. Summary and conclusions