GMG Multi-Stakeholder Meetings in Preparation for the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on Addressing Large movements of Refugees and Migrants

Report of GMG Meetings around the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants (April - October 2016)

 

I.     First GMG multi-stakeholder meeting in preparation for the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 25 April 2016, 10:00-13:00, Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Understanding Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in preparation for the GA High-level Meeting

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Concept Note

Opening 

Panel I: Migration, Refugees and the 2030 Agenda for Development

Panel II: Impact of Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

 

II.    Second GMG multi-stakeholder meeting in preparation for the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large movements of Refugees and Migrants, 30 June 2016, 10:00-12:00, Conference Room 5, UN Headquarters, New York

Protecting the Human Rights of All People in Vulnerable Situations Within Large Movements

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Concept Note

Opening

Panelllists

 

III.   Third GMG multi-stakeholder meeting in preparation for the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large movements of Refugees and Migrants, 13 July 2016, 10:00-13:00, Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters, New York

Strengthening Responsibility Sharing for Refugees

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Opening

  • Ninette Kelley, Director, Liaison Office, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • H.E. Dr. Mwaba P. Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zambia to the UN
  • H.E. Cristina Puricarinho, Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN

Panel I: Increasing Complementary Pathways to Solutions for Persons in Need of Protection

Panel II: Enhancing the Humanitarian and Development Nexus to Address Protracted Displacement

 

IV. Fourth GMG multi-stakeholder meeting in preparation for the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large movements of Refugees and Migrants, 20 July 2016, 13:00-15:00, PDR 1-3, Delegates Dining Room, UN Headquarters, New York

High-level Dialogue on Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants: Human Rights Protection, Labour Market Options and a Global Compact for Migration

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Opening

  • Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women and Chair of the Global Migration Group (GMG)

Panel I: Labour Market Options for a Global Compact

Panel II: Human Rights Protection of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations and within Large and/ or Mixed Movements - Protection Gaps and Norm-Based Practical Guidance

Panel III: Next Steps and Ways Forward: Towards the General Assembly High-level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

  • H.E. Ambassador David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN and co-facilitator of the General Assembly High-level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants
  • Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on International Migration and Development 
  • William Gois, Chair of the Global Coalition on Migration (GCM)

Concluding Remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN

 

V. Fifth GMG multi-stakeholder meeting in preparation for the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 13 September 2016, 15:00-19:00, Conference Room 8, UN Headquarters, New York

Development Approaches to Migration and Displacement - Supporting National and Local Capacities to Prepare for and Respond to Large Movements

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Opening

  • Karen AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the UN General Assembly Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants
  • H.E. Ambassador Dr. Richard Nduhuura, Permanent Representation of Uganda to the UN
  • Madgy Martinez Soliman, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Panel I: Advancing a Joint Evidence Base for Migration and Displacement

Panel II: Strengthening the Resilience of Local Level Partners for the Impact of Large Movements 

  • Irena Vojackova-Sollorano, UN Resident Coordinatorand UNDP Resident Representative, Serbia
  • Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Serbia
  • Sophie de Caen, Deputy Director Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP
  • Joanna Kazana, Head of Country Office Oversight and Liaison Unit, Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independant States, UNDP
  • Marco Romero, Director of Human Rights and Displacement Consultants (CODHES)
  • Andrew Painter, Senior Policy Advisor, Liaison Office, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Panel III: Supporting National Level Capacities and Gender Sensitive Strategy Development

 

VI. Sixth GMG multi-stakeholder meeting following the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 18 October 2016, 13:15-14:45, Conference Room F, UN Headquarters, New York

Migration-related Commitments in the New York Declaration: The Role of the UN System

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VI. Seventh GMG multi-stakeholder meeting following the High-level Summit of the UN General Assembly on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, 31 October 2016, 13:15-14:45, Salle XI, UN Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Implementation of Commitments to Counter Xenophobia

Invitation