The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is holding this annual coordination meeting in response to UN General Assembly resolution 58/208 of 23 February 2004, which requests the UN Secretary-General to continue convening meetings to coordinate international migration activities, in order to: share and exchange information on data collection activities – existing and planned – in the area of international migration, and their use; identify the major gaps or areas of missing information; and facilitate the coordination of activities of the various offices within the UN system and other relevant international and regional organizations as well as institutions concerned with international migration. DESA's coordination meeting on international migration is the largest annual, multi-stakeholder event on migration at the UN in New York. It brings together entities of the UN system, civil society and Member States with a view to sharing research findings, exchanging information and coordinating activities on migration. Contributions toward the Global Compact will be discussed. On the margins of the coordination meeting, a lunchtime side event will take place on 'Integrating a gender perspective in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration'.
dates: 16-17 February 2017
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US
contact: DESA Population Division