International Forum on Migration Statistics
19-01-2020 – 21-01-2020 Cairo
The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the IFMS offers space for dialogue for a broad range of actors, from national and regional authorities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector. More information about the event is available at: https://gmdac.iom.int/iom-oecd-undesa-organise-second-international-forum-migration-statistics.
The IFMS 2020 will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and to generate timely statistics, by bringing together a broad range of participants to share and to discuss new data initiatives and examples of success in the field of migration data. The Forum will also provide a unique opportunity for policy-makers to have direct contact with migration data experts and to use their expertise to feed policy evaluations and to identify best policy options.
The focus on data capacity building comes from the recognition that implementing the commitments of international processes comes with significant challenges for National Statistical Offices, which often have limited capacities to collect, analyse and manage data relevant to migration.
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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
01-07-2019 – 03-07-2019 New York
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The meeting will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 1-3 July 2019.
The main objectives of the Expert Group Meeting are to: (a) review the draft Technical Report on Measuring Migration-relevant SDG Indicators; (b) discuss the revision of the 1998 United Nations Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, in particular the technical material developed by the Group’s task forces and agree on the outline and next steps/timeline for the revision; and (c) discuss a roadmap on improving national capacities on statistics on international migration, leading to a draft global programme on migration statistics.