ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/WG.5/Report

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Meeting reports

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Financing for development, Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: International migration

SDGs: Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords: Arab countries, Conferences, Development policy, Economic development, Human rights, International migration, Labour mobility, Migration

Report: Regional consultative meeting on migration and development in the Arab region in preperation for the second high-level dialogue on international migration and development, Cairo, 4-5 June 2013

January 2013

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the League of Arab States jointly organized the Regional Consultative Meeting on Migration and Development in the Arab region, in preparation for the Second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development at the League of Arab States Headquarters in Cairo from 4-5 June, 2013. The meeting covered the following themes: (a) Setting the scene: the Second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development; (b) Overview of migration and development challenges in the Arab region; (c) Protecting the human rights of migrants and improving conditions for migrant workers; (d) The potential roles for expatriate communities in development planning and practice; (e) Supporting mutual development goals through international and regional labour mobility; (f) Partnerships and cooperation on international migration at the regional and global levels.

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