The Fourth Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Regional Consultative Processes on Migration (RCPs) was held in Lima, Republic of Peru, on 22 and 23 May 2013. Hosted by the Government of Peru and organized in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the meeting sought to facilitate the sharing of experiences and the exchange of views on the value and benefits of cooperation and dialogue on migration, in particular with respect to how global migration challenges are being addressed at the regional level.

Under the broad theme of Defining the Place of RCPs in a Changing International Migration Landscape, the meeting invited RCPs to collectively review key developments on the global migration landscape and to reflect on the role they are playing in addressing contemporary migration challenges.

Taking place against the backdrop of the 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD), the meeting provided a platform for reflection on potential synergies with other processes and fora that deal with migration at the global and inter-regional level. To this end, a session was dedicated to the exchange of views on planned actions in the lead up to the HLD, and to reflection on possible outcomes.

May 22, 2013

07:00 - 08:30


08:30 - 09:00




  • Director of Ceremonies (Government of Peru)


  • Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)


  • Amb. Claudio de la Puente, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Peru 

09:00 – 09:45


Participants will be invited to introduce each other -- a seating arrangement that allows participants to be seated next to participants from different RCPs/ regions will be adopted.

  • Moderator: Director of Ceremonies (Government of Peru)

09:45 –10:15

Coffee Break  and Group Picture

10:15 –11:30

Taking Stock of RCPs’ Capacity Enhancement Actions since Gaborone

Presentation: Mr. Mabuse Pule, Director of Immigration, Government of Botswana, Host of RCP Global Consultation 2011

RCP Discussants

  • Mr. Gregory Charles Kelly, Minister-Counsellor, Co-Manager of Australia, Regional Support Office (RSO), Bali Process 
  • Mr. Fethi Etem, Head of Migration Department, Consular Affairs, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Budapest Process 
  • Ms. Marta Isabel Mate, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Mozambique, MIDSA
  • Mr. Pedro Hernández González, Head of International Migration Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, SACM

11:30 – 12:15

Plenary Discussion

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:30

RCP Engagement with Regional Bodies and Inter-Regional Fora 

Moderator: Ms. Carla Serazzi, Chair, Committee on Migration Issues, Organization of American States 


  • Ms. Lobna Azzam, Coordinator of Arab Expatriates File, Migration and Arab Expatriates Department, League of Arab States
  • Mr. Soenke Schmidt, EU Delegation in Geneva, Minister Counsellor, Migration Issues
  • Mr. Jorge Martinez Pizarro, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean
  • Mr. Luka Anthony Elumelu, Head, Free Movement and Migration Division, Directorate of Free Movement and Tourism, ECOWAS Commission

14:30 – 15:00

Plenary Discussion

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

Regional and Inter-regional Consultation Mechanisms on Migration Moderator: Ms. Agnieszka Kondek, Senior Expert, Migration Policy Department,  Government of Poland, Prague Process

  • Presentation (based on 2013-commissioned IOM study) Charles Harns, Study Author

16:00 – 16:45 16:45 – 17:45


Break-out Groups:

  • Group 1: Deepening inter-RCP interaction (Room: Atlantis, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Ms. Timea Lehoczki, Legal Expert, Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Interior, Government of Hungary  
  • Group 2: Enhancing RCP cooperation with other regional and international forums (Room: Hall Atlantis, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Mr. Soenke Schmidt, EU Delegation in Geneva, Minister Counsellor, Migration Issues
  • Group 3: RCP impact on migration policy and practice(Room: Oppian, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Charles Harns, Study Author
  • Rapporteur Reports (30 minutes/ 10 minutes per group)
  • Plenary Discussion (20 minutes)
  • Conclusions and Wrap-up




08:30 – 09:00

Recap of Day I - Discussions and Outcomes (Room: Oceanus, S1)

09:00 – 09:30

Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

Moderator: Ambassador Eduard Gnesa (Government of Switzerland)

GFMD: What has it achieved and where is it going?

  •   Mr. Kannen Kathapermall, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Government of Mauritius, GFMD Chair for 2012
  •   Mr. Fethi Etem, Head of Migration Department, Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affair, Government of Turkey  (incoming GFMD Chair for 2015)


9:30 –10:00

RCP-GFMD Interaction

Moderator: Ambassador Eduard Gnesa (Government of Switzerland)

  • Ms. Amuerfina Reyes, Deputy Administrator, Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Government of the Philippines, Abu Dhabi Dialogue
  • Mr. Freddy Montero, Vice Minister of the Interior, Government of Costa Rica, Puebla Process
  • Ms. Caroline Njuki, Project Manager, IGAD-Secretariat

- Strengthening the process of regional input to GFMD deliberations 
- Contributing to regional follow-up to GFMD outcomes

10:00 – 10:30

Plenary Discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break 

11:00 – 12:00 

4th Global RCP Meeting Input to the 2nd HLD*

Moderator: Dr. Alvaro Calderon Ponce de Léon, Director, Consular and Immigration Matters, Citizen Service, Government of Colombia, SACM

Presentation: Looking to the 2nd HLD and the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
Gregory Maniatis, Special Advisor to  SRSG for Migration and  Development

Presentation: Preliminary Reflections by RCPs on the 2nd HLD:
Michele Klein-Solomon, Permanent Observer to the United Nations, IOM

  • Plenary Discussion

12:00 – 13:15

Break-out Groups: Preparing for the 4 Roundtables of the 2nd HLD 

  • Group 1: Mainstreaming migration into development frameworks (Room: Oceanus, S1) Facilitator: Ms. Caroline Njuki, Project Manager, IGAD-Secretariat
  • Group 2: Protection of migrant rights (Room: Atlantis, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Ms. Paula da Velha, Inspector, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Government of Portugal, 5+5 Dialogue on Migration


  • Group 3: Regional and global labour mobility (Room: Atlantis Hall, 3rd floor) Facilitator: Mr. A.H.M. Kamal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, Government of Bangladesh, Colombo Process



14:30–  15:30

Rapporteur Reports from Break-out Groups and Plenary Discussion

15:30 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15- 17:00

Plenary: Endorsement of Joint Statement of the Chairs and Secretariats of the 4th Global RCP Meeting

Moderator : Director of Ceremonies (Government of Peru)

17:00 - 17:30


  • Ms. Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM )
  • Ambassador Fernando Quiros Campos, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Peru

United Nations High-level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD)