Strengthening cooperation on migration and refugee movements in the perspective of the new development agenda
The United Nations Secretary-General will convene a side event on migration during the High-Level segment of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The aim is to encourage enhanced cooperation and collective action in dealing with the problems and challenges of migration and human mobility, including mixed movements involving migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. Facilitating safe, orderly and responsible mobility is also a key component of the post-2015 development agenda, which requires coordinated action not only among States, but also at all levels of Government, and with a series of non-governmental stakeholders, to ensure no one is left behind.
Convinced of the need for collective approaches, underpinned by universal principles of international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law, and based on the eight point agenda for action presented to the General Assembly’s 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (A/68/190), the Secretary-General will share his views on the key elements of such a global partnership and comprehensive approach to migration and refugee flows.
The High Level Side Event will also provide an important opportunity for member States to bring together different policy areas related to migration and refugee flows, and discuss enhanced cooperation across these areas. This includes the implementation of migration and integration policies, and the creation of adequate channels for orderly, safe, and regular migration with full respect for human rights, as well as the humanitarian admission of refugees, whilst improving cooperation and effectiveness in law enforcement operations aimed at combatting transnational organized crime.
The United Nations Secretary-General will chair the event. The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General will take over the chair once the Secretary-General leaves.
|30 September 2015|
15:00 – 18:00
Mr. António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will make short remarks and introduce the Secretary-General.
Four Panellists will make remarks from the podium
To discuss the European perspective
To discuss the refugee and humanitarian perspective
To discuss the development perspective
To discuss the South East Asian Perspective
To discuss the African perspective
To discuss the Arab dimension
To discuss specific operational issues
IOM, OHCHR, OCHA, UNODC, ILO, UNFPA
Summary of discussions and final remarks
Secretary-General Press release
21 September 2015
UN News Centre
- In Focus Migration and Refugees
United Nations General Assembly
2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development