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Panel 1: Irregular migration - 6th Informal Thematic Session, Global Compact on Migration
12 Oct 2017 -  PANEL 1: Irregular migration and regular pathways

This panel will examine ways of reducing the incidence of irregular migration, including through the promotion and expansion of safe, orderly and regular migration pathways. The panel will also share ways of analyzing consequences and effects of migration laws and policies, as well as innovative practices relating to family reunification, regularization, transition from informal to the formal economy, and labour market needs testing. The impacts of irregular migration in countries of origin, transit and destination will also be explored, as well as ways of addressing the consequences. The panel will highlight different human mobility arrangements implemented as part of planned and well-managed migration policies.

• Mr. Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow at Center for Global Development Economics • Mr. Nando Sigona, Senior Birmingham Fellow & Senior Lecturer Institute for Research into Superdiversity • Ms. Amalia Dolores García Medina, Secretary of labour and employment promotion at Mexico City Government
Moderator: H. E. Ms. Antje Leendertse, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva and H.E. Mr. Walid Doudech, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations in Geneva