The Evidence Base for October’s High-Level Dialogue: What We Know About Migration & Development
June 12, 2013 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On June 12, 2013, the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) partnered with the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the Government of Sweden to organize a day of speeches and panel discussions on key themes relevant to the second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD). The conference entitled, The Evidence Base for October’s High-Level Dialogue: What We Know About Migration & Development, focused on prominent topics for the HLD, including: remittances, demographic change, recruitment practices, high-skilled emigration, circular migration, diasporas, migrant rights, and climate change and environmental degradation. Panelists – ranging from government representatives to migration experts – provided rigorous assessments of the information gained about the relationship between migration and development in the past decade and identified key areas ripe for action in the next 5-10 years. It offered an opportunity for member states, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society to come together to discuss migration in a multilateral setting; and aimed to produce tangible outcomes that foster cooperation at all levels to enhance the benefits of migration, minimize the negative impacts, and strengthen the links between migration and development.