UN Preparing for next High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

Published Date:   Thursday, Apr 18, 2013



The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) will hold the second High-Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development during 3-4 October 2013. The major theme of the HLD will be to identify the concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications. This will be a joint exercise the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
There are already several rounds of dialogues since 2006 and the latest being with Bangladesh Government and European Union on 24 January 2013 on “Migration, Sustainable Development and the Post-2015 Development Framework.” Migration and development being one of the major subject of discussion being a dominant discourse since 2006 and also the UNDP report in 2009. 
Migration led knowledge partnership, capacity building and sustainable development, social and cultural and economic aspects, right based approach, migration and climate change are some of the major areas that are dominating the latest development debate in many UN forums and demand concrete policy measures at various levels. The forthcoming HLD will have more intensive discussion on emerging issues.
For more details please visit: http://cmsny.org/2013/02/13/united-nations-holds-thematic-roundtable-discussions-in-preparation-for-high-level-dialogue-on-international-migration-and-development/#ixzz2QpQO336f
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