2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development Series
Please click on the links below for information about each roundtable (agenda, background paper, etc.).
17 September 2013
7 June 2013
- Roundtable 3: "Strengthening partnerships and cooperation on international migration, mechanisms to effectively integrate migration into development policies, and promote coherence at all levels"
23 April 2013
- Roundtable 2: "Measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants, with particular reference to women and children, as well as to prevent and combat smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, and to ensure regular, orderly, and safe migration"
24 January 2013
- Introductory roundtable: "The Global Migration Debate: From the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to the Present"
12 October 2012
Background Papers HLD Series
In 2008, the General Assembly decided to hold a second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development during its sixty-eighth session in 2013 (A/RES/63/225). In 2010, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly, at its sixty-seventh session, on the organizational details of the High-Level Dialogue, including possible themes (A/RES/65/170). In his most recent report on international migration and development (A/67/254), the Secretary-General has presented proposals for detailed modalities for the 2013 High-Level Dialogue. Last fall, the Second Committee of the General Assembly has decided that the 2013 High-Level Dialogue will be held on 3 and 4 October 2013.
As the global lead agency on migration, IOM has been requested by its Member States and by the UN General Assembly to participate in and contribute to the HLD, together with its UN partners.
IOM views the 2013 HLD as an important opportunity to improve the governance of migration – in particular as regards the protection of the human rights of all migrants; perceptions of migrants and migration; and reflection of migration in national and global development agendas.
Specifically, IOM would welcome:
- Recognition of the contribution of migrants and migration to all three pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental)
- A renewed commitment to protection of the human rights of all migrants
- A systematic inclusion of migration issues in the post-2015 UN development agenda
- A strengthened Global Migration Group, including greater IOM leadership
- Due recognition of IOM’s role as the global lead agency on migration
For more detail, see IOM's main webpage on the HLD.