Event to be held at UN Headquarters New York, Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, Friday, 6 March, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first event of the Migration and Development Series in 2009, organized by UNITAR in New York, in cooperation with IOM, UNFPA, and the MacArthur Foundation; this panel will examine the phenomena of brain drain and HIV/AIDS as contributing factors to the global crisis of health care systems.

Experts and government representatives will discuss how policy responses to HIV/AIDS (e.g. capacity building of local service providers, prevention campaigns, improved access to medicine, training and retention) and strategies to tackle brain drain (e.g. the promotion of return migration, ethical recruitment guidelines, bilateral migration agreements) can be coordinated in order to ensure the right to health in developed and developing countries, and to further the achievement of MDG 6.


For further information visit www.unitarny.org/en/braindrain.html