30 June 2011, New York, USA. The UNITAR New York Office is pleased to announce the international workshop on “Migration Profiles: Developing evidence-based Migration and Development policies”, carried out within the framework of The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2011, chaired by the Swiss Government, and jointly organized with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the MacArthur Foundation. The international workshop, part of the 2011 Global Forum on Migration and Development Seminar Series, will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

This workshop, intended for the diplomatic community in New York with an interest in strategic planning and policy evolvement, will provide an understanding of data and research for evidence-based policy making and Migration Profiles as a capacity building tool for strategic policy development. The workshop will be an opportunity to understand the framework for aggregating existing data and information from international, national, and regional sources, in a systematic manner. Further, it will examine the capacity development contribution of MPs to institutional and policy coherence, assess its relevance and provide an informal space to further develop its framework.

For further details on the course and registration policies, please visit: Migration Profiles - Developing Evidence-based Migration and Development Policies