Migration, Development and Remittances in the Least Developed Countries Context: A LDC IV Preparatory Event


Date: 17 June 2010

Venue: Conference Room E (NLB)

Coordinator: Valeska Hesse

Objective:

Until recently, migration has played a subordinated role in development strategies for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Yet, the inter-relationships between migration and development are as varied as they are significant for LDCs, ranging from: remittances as an important source of income; the engagement of diaspora in economic and community development; the impacts of brain drain and mitigation measures through brain circulation; the vulnerability of LDCs to the impact of climate change on human mobility ; and issues related to population movements in the context of national recovery strategies in post conflict, peace-building and recovery settings. 

This one day seminar was designed as a preparatory thematic event for the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) to take place in Turkey in 2011. The seminar aimed at enhancing the delagates understanding on the positive links between migration and development in the LDCs context and seek ways of making the migration and development relation more prominent and relevant for the LDC-IV agenda.

Working languages: English and French

Related Documents:

Presentations

Statement by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Director, United Nations Office for the Least Developed Countries, landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (Un-OHRLLS)

Ms. Michele Klein Solomon (IOM): Mainstreaming Migration and Development in the LDCs post-Brussels Plan of Action

Mr. Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development): Discussion of the Background Paper "Mainstreaming Migration and Development in the LDCs post-Brussels Plan of Action"

H.E. Dr. Anthony Mothae Maruping, Permanent Representative of Lesotho to the UN: Mainstreaming Migration, Development and Remittances at the Country Level: Challenges for Lesotho

H.E. Libran Cabactulan, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations: Mainstreaming Migration, Development and Remittances at the Country Level

Mr. Arun Kashyap (UNDP): Mainstreaming Migration, Development and Remittances

 
Additional Information
 
Information note on the seminar (pdf)

Agenda EN (pdf)

Agenda FR (pdf)

Background Paper "Mainstreaming Migration and Development in the LDCs post-Brussels Plan of Action"

Document d'Information "Intégrer la migration, le développement et les rapatriements de fonds dans le Plan d’action pour les PMA, après Bruxelles"

Factsheet on Migration and LDCs

http://www.un.int/iom/LDC%20Event.html

http://www.unohrlls.org/