|The GMG organizes a global Practitioners Symposium on 27-28 May 2010 in Geneva|
Global Migration Group Practitioners Symposium
"Overcoming barriers: Building partnerships for migration and human development"
Date: 27-28 May 2010
The GMG Practitioners Symposium was built around the main recommendations coming out of the 2009 Human Development Report. It aimed to explore practical solutions and ways in which multi-stakeholder partnerships at different levels of governance (local, national, regional, global) can work together to maximize the human development benefits of migration through action in three key areas: 1) improving the evidence-base for policy-making; 2) protecting the rights of migrants; 3) making migration an integral part of national and regional strategies for trade, investment, human development and long-term prosperity.
The topic of the Practitioners Symposium will allow the GMG to contribute to a series of ongoing initiatives and major events in 2010, including: the fourth Global Forum on Migration and Development in Mexico in November; the GFMD Working Group on Policy Coherence, Data and Research; and the development of Extended Migration Profiles by the European Commission. With a focus on partnerships, the Symposium offered a common platform for various stakeholders (Governments and local authorities, development partners, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector), to discuss opportunities for collaboration and the formulation of policy objectives, in pursuit of greater coherence in the migration field.
Documents for download (in pdf):
GMG Background papers:
Expert presentations and input papers:
Opening session: Facing today’s migration challenges together
Session 1: Data and analysis: Partnering to better understand and address the human development implications of migration
Working group A: Rooting migration policies in human rights
Working group B: Building partnerships for identifying, assisting and protecting vulnerable and stranded migrants
Working group C: Mainstreaming migration in national development strategies
Working group D: Towards shared prosperity: shaping the future of migration to promote education, employment and human development