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GCM Process: 1st Informal thematic meeting (Geneva)

Theme: Human rights of all migrants, social inclusion, cohesion and all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance.

Tags: Protection of migrants on the move and in transit

3rd Pan African Forum on Migration

Theme: Towards a Common African Position on the Global Compact on Migration

Tags: Africa, Diaspora and Migrants in Development, Global governance of migration and development

GCM Process: 2nd Informal thematic meeting (New York)

Theme: Addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, Global

Annual ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up, including a special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The second FfD Forum will be convened by the President of ECOSOC from 22 to 25 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.Building on the inaugural FfD Forum, which devoted particular attention to setting up the monitoring framework for the follow-up to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Agenda), the 2017 Forum is expected to provide impetus for the implementation of FfD outcomes and the delivery of means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, Global

70th World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland.

Tags: Global

GFMD Thematic Meeting on Migration and Climate (Rabat)

The question of the impact of climate change on human mobility has attracted considerable attention over the past years. It has been integrated in the preamble of the Paris Agreement (COP21) and will be discussed at the United Nations in May 2017 as part of the preliminary consultations for the elaboration of the Global compact.

Tags: Africa, Global governance of migration and development, GFMD

35th Human Rights Council Session (Geneva)

*Panel on the human rights of unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants will present his report on migration, to be followed by an interactive dialogue.                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance will present his report on the main thematic issues covered by the mandate, as well as an overview of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in the context of counter-terrorism. To this end, the SR's mandate will organise an EGM in June 2017 to collect inputs on racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in the context of counter-terrorism measures.

Tags: Global governance of migration and development, Global

Global Conference on Children on the Move (Berlin)

The Global Conference on Children on the Move will provide a space for diverse stakeholders – including representatives from governments, civil society, multilateral institutions and the private sector – to discuss and advocate for a strong global strategy on protecting the rights of children on the move and other children affected by migration. In particular, the conference will aim to:

  • Demonstrate the benefits of collective action in achieving clear positive outcomes for children on the move.
  • Assess progress on and develop a strategy to accelerate the implementation of existing commitments related to children on the move.
  • Explore the future for harmonious societies.

For further information related to the Global Conference on Children on the Move, please contact conference@childrenonthemove.org.

Tags: Global, Protection of migrants on the move and in transit