International Dialogue on Migration in Geneva 2017

Region-Country: 
Switzerland
Date Publish: 
27 Jul 2017

The second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2017 will offer a global platform to discuss and analyse migrants’ vulnerabilities and capacities, guide appropriate policy, programmatic and operational responses to address them, and enhance resilience through protection and assistance services. It also aims at identifying challenges and advancing recommendations for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration (GCM).

The overall objective of this workshop is to address all aspects of migrant vulnerabilities and challenges involved, by: (i) understanding migrant vulnerability and clarifying terminology; (ii) identifying vulnerability and assessing the causes; (iii) reviewing the protection systems available to international migrants and specifying the protection gaps and needs; (iv) fostering consensus on appropriate policy response to migrant vulnerability before, during and after migration processes; and (v) developing frameworks for inter-agency cooperation and collaboration on policies to prevent, address and sustainably resolve migrant vulnerability.

The outcomes of this workshop, along with those of the first workshop organized in New York on 18 and 19 April 2017, will be included in a comprehensive report that will feed into the GCM elaboration process as mentioned in the United Nations General Assembly resolution on the modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations.

Photo: Muse Mohammed / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

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