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1 March 2013

The 2013 High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development: Implications for data collection

1:15 - 2:30 pm
27 February 2013, Wednesday
Venue: Conference room A (TNLB)
United Nations, New York

Multidimensional interrelationships between international migration and development and their growing complexity pose unprecedented challenges to the global community. Against this backdrop, a High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development will be held at the General Assembly in New York on 3 and 4 October 2013. It aims to provide a venue for discussion to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications1.

The formulation of sound policies in any domain needs to be guided by appropriate and objective data. The present Seminar offers an opportunity to assess the need for policy-relevant data on international migration and development, highlighting improvements made over the past 10 years on the data collection and utilization at international level and identifying existing data gaps. The Seminar also provides a platform for sharing country experiences in collecting migration statistics and in using migration data to inform policy makers.

The Seminar will be co-organized by the United Nations Statistics Division and United Nations Population Division. National experiences will be presented by representatives from two Member States.

1. Resolution A/C.2/67/L.15/Rev.1

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
and United Nations Population Division (UNPD)
Seminar Programme/Agenda
Keiko Osaki-Tomita, Chief, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division
Bela Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, United Nations Population Division
Ms. Adriana Skenderi, Editor, Demographic Yearbook, United Nations Statistics Division
Collection of international migration data from official statistics: opportunities and challenges
Mr. Bela Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, United Nations Population Division
International migration and development: Data needs and gaps
Dr. Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape, Presidente, Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), Mexico
Recent Mexican Data Sources in the study of international migration
Mr. Stefan Lundgren, Director-General, Statistics Sweden
"Circular migration: Statistics and policies from a Swedish perspective"