Informal interactive hearings with NGOs, civil society and the private sector for the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
Office of the President of the General Assembly
Preparatory event for the 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development
The Informal Interactive Hearings
As part of the preparatory activities for the General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development to be held 3 and 4 October 2013, the President of the General Assembly held a one-day informal interactive hearings with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations and the private sector at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 15 July 2013.
The objective of the informal interactive hearings is to provide an opportunity for NGOs, civil society organizations and the private sector to interact with Member States and to provide inputs for the High-level Dialogue.
(as of 10 July 2013)
Opening panel: Looking back and beyond the HLD 2013
- Ms. Susan Martin, Georgetown University and Mr. Dennis Sinyolo, Education International. Opening Statement.
- Mr. William Gois, HLD Civil Society Steering Committee, Regional Coordinator Migrant Forum in Asia. Civil Society’s 5-Year-Action Agenda for collaboration and change.
- Mr. Gibril Faal, HLD Civil Society Steering Committee, Director GK Partners & Chairman African Foundation for Development (AFFORD). Migrants and diaspora; partners in development.
Action theme 1: Migrant labour and mobility
- Ms. Erin Klett, Projects Manager, Verité. A private sector perspective on regulating the migrant labour recruitment industry.
- Ms. Ellene Sana, Executive Director Center for Migrant Advocacy. Recommendations from the regional consultations on labour mobility, rights and recruitment.
Youth perspectives: Voices of change
- Mr. Rishi Singh, Desis Rising up and Moving (DRUM), New York. The story of a migrant youth organizer.
- Ms. Clariste Soh-Moube, Centre Amadou HampâtéBâ (CAHBA), Mali, researcher, social activist and author of “The Trap” L’histoire d’un parcours migration.
Action theme 3: Human development, diaspora action
- Ms. Claudia Lucero, President of Durango Unido. Engaging migrants and diaspora as social actors and policy advocates in development.
- Mr. Karim Saafi, Board member African Diaspora. Youth living in Europe Diaspora youth, global citizens.
- Ms. Martina Liebsch, Director of Policy, Caritas Internationalis. Ensuring migrants’ and migration’s rightful place on the post-2015 development agenda.
- Mr. Oscar Chacon, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC). Recommendations from the regional consultations on human development and diaspora action.
Action theme 4: Migration governance and partnerships
- Mr. John K. Bingham, Head of Policy, International Catholic Migration Commission. Towards better international collaboration on migration in the next 5 years.
- Mr. Gastón Chillier, Executive Director, Center for Social and Legal Studies (CELS Argentina). Dialogo de Alto Nivel sobre Migracion y Desarrollo