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High Level Forum on Official Statistics - Side Event at the 50th Statistical Commission
4 Mar 2019 -  Side Event at the 50th Statistical Commission (5-8 March 2019).
With a view to informing the discussion on international migration statistics during the 50th Session of the Statistical Commission, the High-Level Panel, organized in collaboration with the Population Division of UN DESA, offers an opportunity for representatives of countries, the donor community, statistical institutes, the United Nations system and civil society to:
(a) Discuss the development and implementation of a global programme on international migration statistics as called for in Objective 1 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, by identifying and prioritizing key elements of the global programme and outlining short- and medium-term strategies for their implementation and funding;
(b) Share experience and present initiatives to improve the collection and use of migration data and indicators in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
- Panel 1: Through a guided discussion, panelists will share their experience on global policy and advocacy on financing and share what works and where changes are needed to address the funding gap for more and better financing for data and statistics.
- Panel 2: Reflecting on the first panel, the second panel will discuss domestic resource mobilization, the evolving role of donors and innovative ideas to support more and better financing for data and statistics, under the scope of the CTGAP and the Statistical Commission.
- Concluding remark and the way forward