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Panel I - 3rd Informal Thematic Session of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
19 Jun 2017 -  Opening segment
Welcome remarks by the
co-facilitators Remarks by the Secretary-General of the intergovernmental conference
• H.E. Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
• H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
• Ms. Louise Arbour, Secretary-General of the intergovernmental conference

International cooperation and governance of migration in all its dimensions To implement the migration-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Member States have committed to contribute to global governance and enhanced cooperation on international migration. This panel will explore practical means of enhancing international cooperation and governance of migration by analysing the different institutional mechanisms that exist or could be envisaged in the future at multiple levels. Panelists will present an overview of the evolution of cooperation on international migration, identify practical and policy gaps where migration governance can enhance capacities of Member States through specific forms of international cooperation, and explore potential solutions.
• Gregory Maniatis, Columbia University, MPI, Soros, former senior advisor to SRSG Sutherland
• Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Chairperson of the Board, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and President of the Swedish Red Cross
Moderated by H.E. Mr. Ola Henrikson, Director General, Ministry of Justice of Sweden