2016 Global RCP Meeting

Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals: the Role of Inter-state Consultation Mechanisms on Migration
& of Regional Economic Organizations 


6th Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Regional Consultative Processes on Migration

13 October 2016

Under the theme of “Migration and the Sustainable Development Goals: the Role of Inter-state Consultation Mechanisms on Migration and of Regional Economic Organizations,” the Sixth Global RCP Meeting is expected to have a practical focus and further facilitate the identification of potential partnerships between the ISCMs and other actors at the regional level.  To this end, representatives of regional economic organizations, regional economic communities (RECs) and UN Regional Economic Commissions (UN RECs) have been invited to participate in the Sixth Global RCP Meeting as well. 
While Global RCP Meetings are usually co-hosted by an RCP Chair country and IOM, the Sixth Global RCP Meeting will be hosted by IOM solely on the occasion of IOM’s 65th Anniversary, and will be held back to back with the IOM International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) Workshop.  A briefing on the outcomes of the IDM Workshop as relevant to RCPs will be made at the opening of the Sixth Global RCP Meeting. 

 

Provisional Agenda

09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:10

Official Opening

 

Statement of Introduction

10:10 – 11:10

Session 1.  Setting the SceneT

 

Migration in the Sustainable Development Goals.  Presentation by the Host of the 2016 Global RCP Meeting and Debriefing on the Main Outcomes of the Second 2016 Workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration

 

Key Role of Partnerships for Sustainable Development

 

Questions and Answers.  Discussion

11:10 – 13:00

0BSession 2.  The Role of RCPs in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda.  Opportunities and Challenges 

 

Panel 1.  RCPs formally associated with regional economic organizations

 

Panel 2.  Stand-alone processes

 

Panel 3. The role of RCP secretariats

 

Discussion

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 – 17:30

Session 3.  the Place of RCPs in Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development.  Potential Areas of Cooperation Among the RCPs and the UN Regional Economic Commissions and Regional Economic Organizations towards Implementation of the Migration-related SDGs

 

Panel 1.  UN Regional Economic Commissions

 

Tour de table with the Representatives of the UN Regional Economic Commissions on potential areas for cooperation with the RCPs on SDG implementation at the regional level35T

 

Panel 2.  Multilateral and Cross-Regional Initiatives

 

Regional Economic Organizations

 

Tour de table with the Representatives of the Regional Economic Organizations on potential areas for cooperation with the RCPs on SDG implementation at the regional level

 

Discussion

17:30 – 18:00

Official Closing

 

Chair’s Summary and Way Forward

 

Closing Remarks

Key Documents
Sixth Global RCP Meeting Background Note
Sixth Global RCP Meeting Guiding Question for Session Discussions
Compendium of RCP / IRF updates