Date: 23-24 March 2009
Venue: United Nations Headquarters

Objective:

This two-day seminar offered a platform for discussing some of the factors and actors shaping migration and development policies. It examined potential conflicts and synergies that arise between policy objectives in both areas; presented strategies aimed at reconciling migration and development priorities within and among Governments; and discussed the institutional mechanisms and partnership arrangements with various stakeholders underpinning efforts for greater coherence between migration and development policies.

Related Documents:

Policy coherence for migration and development and the third Global Forum in Athens, speech by H.E. Mr. John Mourikis, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations in New York 

Who and what shapes development and migration policies?

Speech by Ms. Eveline Herfkens, former Development Minister of the Netherlands

Presentation by Prof. Binod Khadria, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Presentation by Mr. Robert Paiva, International Organization for Migration

Pursuing Policy Coherence for Migration and Development: Models and Practices

Presentation by Ms. Nadia Isler, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN

Presentation by Prof. Binod Khadria, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Improving the Evidence Base

Presentation by Ms. Laura Chappell, Institute for Public Policy Research

Diaspora and Integration: Migrants between integration and developmental commitment

Presentation by Ms. Elisa Díaz Gras, Institute for Mexicans Abroad

Presentation by Ms. Regina Bauerochse Barbosa, German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Private sector and civil society contributions to migration and development

Presentation by Mr. Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Danya International, co-founder of Zebrajobs.com

Presentation by Mr. Richard Mandelbaum, CATA, Farmworker Support Committee; UN-NGO Committee on Migration

Implications of the financial and economic crisis for coherent policy making on migration and development, speech by Ambassador Sergio Marchi, former Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration; former Commissioner of the Global Commission on International Migration

Additional Information

Information note

Seminar programme

Summary report

Contact: Sarah Rosengaertner

Related links and documents:

OECD High Level Parliamentary Conference on Policy Coherence for Development and Migration, Brussels, 12 February 2009

Background Paper, Roundtable Session 3.2: Policy and Institutional Coherence within Government, Global Forum on Migration and Development, Manila, 30 October 2008, prepared by the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, Washington

Background Paper, Roundtable Session 3.2: Policy and Institutional Coherence within Government, Global Forum on Migration and Development, Manila, 30 October 2008, prepared by the Government of Sweden

Paper on "The Mexican Government and Organized Mexican Immigrants in the United States" by Gustavo Cano, University of California, San Diego and Alexandra Delano, Oxford University
 

All participants and interested parties are encouraged to take part in the Online Dialogue in preparation of the Civil Society Days for the Third Global Forum on Migration and Development to take place in Athens on 2-3 November 2009: http://www.gfmd2009.org/dialog.aspx