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

HLD Series Report:    English    French    Spanish

7 June 2013

23 April 2013

20 February 2013 

24 January 2013

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.



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