08 Jun 2022
International Dialogue on Migration No. 32: Leveraging migration for a resilient and sustainable post-pandemic recovery: Opportunities and challenges
In 2021 IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) second session was held on 14 and 15 October on the topic Leveraging Migration for a Resilient and Sustainable Post-pandemic Recovery: Opportunities and Challenges.
The session focused on the state of global mobility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic efforts, in particular the contribution of migrants as key agents of a resilient and sustainable socioeconomic recovery. The dialogue’s main aim was to improve the knowledge of the impacts of global shocks on migration and development, and identify lessons learned and recommendations to improve migrant support in the future. The session allowed government representatives, members of the diaspora, academic experts, representatives of the private sector, and international and civil society organizations to exchange views and share experiences and examples of effective practices to advance efforts to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration, and strengthen migrant-inclusive public health systems, with the ultimate aim of advancing the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This publication presents a summary report of the deliberations held during the two days and offers the reader a collection of experiences, best practices and recommendations shared by the participants at the meeting.
- REPORT OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE ON MIGRATION
- The proceedings in brief
- Key messages of the second session of the 2021 IDM
- The key messages in the words of the participants
- 1. New approaches are needed to human mobility and border management
- 2. Pandemic recovery efforts must ensure inclusivity and access to socioeconomic services
- 3. Pandemic situations require innovative and effective crisis response measures
- 4. Migrants must be empowered to develop creative responses for the post-COVID-19 recovery and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- 5. A more comprehensive approach is needed to the role of transnational communities and remittances
- 6. Looking ahead to the first International Migration Review Forum, the IDM will play a key role in promoting the use of evidence and best practices in Global Compact implementation
- Recommendations for the way forward
- Provisional agenda