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(1st meeting) 14th Coordination Meeting on International Migration
25 Feb 2016 -  Organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Today, virtually all countries in the world are simultaneously countries of destination, origin and transit for international migrants. Traditional migration patterns are complemented by new migratory flows, fuelled by changing economic, demographic, political and social conditions. Changing migration patterns affect the size and composition of migrant populations as well as economies and societies in countries of origin and destination. The rise in global mobility, the growing complexity of migratory patterns and the impact of such movements on development have all contributed to international migration becoming a priority for the international community.

I.Opening of the meeting
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN/DESA

II.The United Nations migration agenda one year from now: Expectations and priorities Challenges and opportunities in 2016
Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Migration
High-level debate on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants
Karen AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General
Priorities of the Global Migration Group for 2016
Lakshmi Puri, UN Women
Moderator: Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN/DESA

III.Follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Critical milestones
The Secretary-General’s report on critical milestones towards coherent, efficient and inclusive follow-up and review at the global level
Juwang Zhu, Division for Sustainable Development
Role and contribution of the Commission on Population and Development
Amb. Mwaba Patricia Kasese-Bota, Zambia
Role and contribution of the Global Forum on Migration and Development
Amb. Shahidul Haque, Bangladesh
Role and contribution of the IOM Council
Laura Thompson, International Organization for Migration
Role and contribution of civil society
Bob van Dillen, Migration and Development Civil Society Network
Moderator: John Wilmoth, Population Division
Organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)