|Interregional Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to deal with International Migration|
The Interregional Workshop on Strengthening Capacities to deal with International Migration: Examining development, institutional and policy aspects of migration between Africa, Europe and Latin America is being jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
The workshop will take place on 22-23 September 2011 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project on international migration jointly implemented by the five regional commissions and the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs since 2009.
Participants include government delegates from countries of the three regions involved in the Project, experts on diverse migration issues and representatives from the civil society and international agencies.
The main objective of the Workshop is to discuss the most relevant aspects of current migration dynamics between Europe, Africa and Latin America and its relation to human rights and development. The workshop aims at increasing capacities of those persons or entities responsible for designing international migration policies and programmes so that migration may be integrated into national development strategies in a practical way, taking advantage of the benefits and minimizing the negative aspects both for the origin, transit and destination countries and the migrants.
In addition, the Workshop aims at promoting the exchange of national and regional experiences and good practices, by presenting the results of the background studies on migration between Africa, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean, elaborated as part of the project. The studies discuss emerging aspects of the migration dynamic between the three regions, highlighting those with impact on development, and analyze innovative institutional and regulatory aspects of the interregional migration.
For more information please visit: http://www.eclac.org/