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International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018

15-01-2018  – 16-01-2018 Paris

OECD, IOM and UNDESA (represented by UNSD and UNPD) propose to co-organise a regular International Forum on Migration Statistics. The first Forum will be hosted at OECD's conference centre in Paris. The location of the Forum will rotate between the three co-organising agencies. The Forum will also involve partner organisations that will contribute to relevant sessions.

This event will enhance the exchange of information, promote mutual learning and facilitate cooperation among relevant stakeholders. It will bring together producers, analysts and users of migration statistics, and will create a community of interest focused on migration measurement issues. It will mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines - such as political science, economics, demography, development studies, migration studies, geospatial science, sociology, statistics, and information technology - that can contribute to an improved global understanding of international migration in all its dimensions.

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United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

20-06-2017  – 22-06-2017 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Division and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), will organise an expert group meeting on "Improving Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda". The meeting will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 20 to 22 June 2017. The objectives of the meeting are to: (a) discuss how "migratory status" can be defined in the context of SDG data disaggregation; (b) identify the SDG indicators that are directly related to international migration and indictors that should be further disaggregated by migratory status; and (c) assess data requirements for these indicators, identify gaps in exiting methodologies and propose strategies to overcome these gaps, including the use of innovative methodologies and non-traditional data sources. The outcome of the meeting will provide inputs to a technical report to guide the production and use of data for the migration-relevant SDG indicators by countries. The meeting will also formulate action-oriented recommendations on migration data collection and compilation for the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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Regional Workshop on Strengthening the Collection and Use of International Migration Data in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

31-01-2017  – 03-02-2017 Bangkok

The workshop is jointly organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (represented by Statistics Division (UNSD) and Population Division (UNPD)) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (represented by the Statistics Division and the Social Development Division), for selected countries in South and South-East Asia. The workshop aims to increase the capacity of participating countries to produce comprehensive national migration data that meets international standards, and to enhance understanding of the uses and limitations of migration data for policy purposes and for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Workshop on strengthening the collection and use of international migration data for development

18-11-2014  – 21-11-2014 Addis Ababa

The Population Division and the Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, are organizing a regional workshop for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of international migration data for development. The workshop will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18 to 21 November 2014. The workshop will bring together experts from national statistical offices in charge of producing official statistics on international migration as well as experts from relevant ministries or agencies in charge of compiling and analysing migration data for policy purposes. Experts from international organizations will participate as resource persons.


Measuring international migration: concepts and methods

04-12-2006  – 07-12-2006 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division seeks through this expert group meeting to assess requirements for international migration statistics in response to policy interest and the challenges faced by national statistical systems in measuring international migration flows and stock. The meeting will review national practices in the compilation of migration statistics and identify difficulties associated with the recommended concepts and definitions. It will explore ways to foster cooperation between policy machineries of governments and their data collection agencies, and develop a plan for the improvement of migration statistics. The outcome will help determine the scope and content of a handbook on statistics of international migration to be prepared by UNSD.

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  • Erlinda Go, Tel.: +1 212 963 4507,

Workshop on Improving the Compilation of International Migration Statistics

15-09-2003  – 17-09-2003 Geneva

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