International Dialogue on Migration 2020 COVID-19 crisis: Reimagining the role of migrants and human mobility for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 15 and 16 October 2020

This year, the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) will host its 20th edition. Since 2001, IDM has provided a multitude of stakeholders worldwide with a platform for timely debates on a full range of migration issues, while retaining strong linkages with other overlapping policy domains.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought enormous challenges to the global health, social, political and economic systems and will have immediate consequences on the attainment of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cognizant of the need for strengthened international commitment and cooperation to respond to these pressing challenges, the IDM will convene whole societies, public, private and civic sectors to promote discussions on the implications of the pandemic for migrants, migration and mobility as well as migrants’ role in COVID-19 response and recovery.

The discussions will support global efforts to address the immediate challenges and expected longer-term impacts of the pandemic on the society, migrants and vulnerable populations worldwide, and identify opportunities to shape our responses in line with the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).

Please note a videorecording of all panel discussions will be available shortly after the meeting. 

For any queries on the event please contact idmworkshop@iom.int .