Regional Consultation on International Migration and Development in the Arab Region

4 to 5 June, 2013 , Cairo

 1. Meeting documents
Concept note
Concept note (Ar)
RCM Agenda
RCM Agenda (Ar)
ESCWA Opening Statement
IOM Opening Statement
LAS Opening Statement
Civil Society Position Paper
 2. Presentations
Arab Vision
The Role of Expatriates in Supporting Development Efforts in the Arab region
Addressing the challenges of human trafficking and smuggling
Reforming labour migration systems
Regional Cooperation for the Improvement of Migration Data in the Arab Region
Labour Markets and Labour Migration in the MENA region
Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Planning in Tunisia
The human rights of migrants
The High level Dialogue and moving towards the new development agenda
Overview of the Global Migration Group
 3. Outcome Statement
Final Declaration
Final Declaration (Ar)
 4. Meeting Report and List of Participants
List of Participants
List of Participants (Ar)
Final Report (under preparation)

In October 2013, the United Nations General Assembly will hold its second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, which will focus on the theme of “Identifying concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications”. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the League of Arab States (LAS), recognizing the importance and specific contribution of international migration for development in the Arab region, the potential benefits that Arab experiences can bring to the High-Level Dialogue’s deliberations and the consequent importance of ensuring Arab countries are able to make their voices heard at this important event, have decided to seize this opportunity to organize a two-day Regional Consultative Meeting (RCM) on International Migration and Development from 4-5 June 2013.

The RCM will be a two day-long participatory, consultative process, engaging Government officials from Arab countries to come to common understandings on current and future migration and development challenges and opportunities, and the actions required at the national, regional and global levels to maximize the benefits and minimize the potential negative impacts of migratory trends. Civil society actors, academics, and international organizations will provide expert support and help guide the discussions. An outcome statement will be agreed by participants at the RCM to be presented during the plenary session of the High-Level Dialogue in New York.


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