High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development



Time: 10:00 (GMT-5)
Location: New York

Date: Wednesday 27 February

Time: 10:00 (GMT-5)

Location: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

The United Nations General Assembly is convening a one-day high-level debate on international migration and development in lieu of the 2019 High-level Dialogue, under the auspices of the President of the General Assembly, to inform the high-level political forum on sustainable development which will review the Goals and targets relevant to migration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, taking into consideration the outcomes of other processes related to international migration.

Well ahead of the International Migration Review Forum, scheduled to take place in 2022, this high-level debate will seek to inform the 2019 high level political forum on sustainable development by “advancing the discussion on the multidimensional aspects of international migration and development and assessing progress towards the achievement of the migration-related goals and targets. Considering that the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), is grounded in the 2030 Agenda, the high-level debate will also consider the interlinkages and synergies between the SDGs and the GCM, without prejudicing the negotiations concerning the modalities of the International Migration Review Fora, which will be concluded later this year.