Date: 2 September 2010

Venue: Conference Room E (NLB)

Coordinator: Velesca Hesse

Objectives:

In September 2000, world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and adopted the far-reaching Millennium Declaration.  Heads of State and Government committed their countries to achieving eight specific development targets by 2015, collectively known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs aim to: 1) end extreme poverty and hunger, 2) provide universal primary education, 3) achieve gender equality, 4) reduce child mortality, 5) improve maternal health, 6) combat HIV/AIDS, 7) ensure environmental sustainability and 8) develop a global partnership for development.  While migration is not an explicit part of the MDGs, it greatly affects and is affected by the achievement of the MDGs.

In view of this year’s High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly (MDG Review Summit) (20 to 22 September at UN Heaquarters in New York), the Migration and Development Series organized a half day seminar re-examining the inter-linkages between migration and the achievement of the MDGs.

Presentations

Introductory Remarks of H.E. Ambassador Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations

Mr. Sanket Mohapatra (World Bank): Development Impact of Remittances

Mr. Laurent De Boeck (ACP Observatory): Migration and the MDGs from a South-South Perspective 

Summary Report

Summary Report

Additional Information

Information Note

Final Agenda

Ronald Skeldon: Migration Policies and the Millennium Development Goals (2008)

Policy Fact Sheet: Health Workers, International Migration and Development

Working language: English