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(Part 1) at 4th informal hearing as part of the preparatory process for the international conference for migration
21 Feb 2018 -  Fourth informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing as part of the preparatory process for the international conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration
Opening of the multi-stakeholder hearing
Opening remarks by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák
Remarks by Ms. Louise Arbour, Secretary-General of the intergovernmental conference to adopt the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration
Panel I: From fiction to fact: the case for quality data
The panel will focus on the importance of quality and disaggregated data. This includes looking at the common misperceptions around migration including the use of facts and how migration is being portrayed.
Guiding questions:
What is the role of data in the migration debate? What can stakeholders do to improve the availability of data on migration?
How to address data collection in the Global Compact?
Panel II: The challenge of inaccurate narratives about migration
The panel will focus on the role of media and the need to work in partnership to encourage an evidence-based debate about migration. The discussion will consider practical ways the media can contribute to shaping the debate around migration. Discussion will include ideas on how stakeholders can cooperate to avoid misinformation.
Guiding questions:
What is the role of media in shaping public narratives around migration?
What can stakeholders do to avoid the circulation of misinformation?
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