The 3rd International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS
2023) is organized by the United Nations Department for
Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Statistics and Population Divisions,
the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and
the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Calls to improve migration data to formulate evidence-based migration policies and inform public discourse have become increasingly strong. However, basic data on the stocks, flows, and characteristics of international migrants, as well
as on the causes and impacts of international migration
remain scarce or are not utilized to their full potential in
many countries. The IFMS 2023 will provide a unique opportunity
to discuss ways to improve the collection, analysis, and use
of migration data worldwide, to fill existing migration data
gaps and to better inform policy making.
As in the two previous fora, this event will mobilise expertise from a range of disciplines, such as statistics,economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology. The IFMS 2023 will bring together producers and users of migration statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society, and the private sector.