In 2018, the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) – IOM’s premier, multi-stakeholder forum for migration policy dialogue – marked its 45th iteration. Launched in 2001 to strengthen the role of the IOM Council as a forum for migration policy dialogue, consistent with the Organization’s Constitution (Art. 1(1)(e) of the IOM Constitution), the IDM is the oldest dialogue on migration open to States and a whole range of migration stakeholders worldwide, tackling all topics of migration governance.
Recognizing that partnerships between all actors is key for promoting effective solutions to the challenges of migration and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Migration, and to respond to the calls for strengthened partnerships made at the 2017 IDM and the December 2017 stocktaking meeting, the 2018 IDM is dedicated to in-depth exchanges on the theme of “Inclusive and Innovative Partnerships for Effective Global Governance of Migration”.
Two workshops were organized in New York on 26 and 27 March 2018 and in Geneva on 8 and 9 October 2018. Over 600 participants – including 83 panelists –representing governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, the business sector, migrant and diaspora associations, and academia alike, gathered to discuss and illustrate partnerships across governments, agencies and communities and solutions for furthering collaboration, and to present tools and initiatives in strengthening capacity development on migration.
The publication presents a detailed report of the deliberations, organized around six key messages which emerged from the discussions. It offers a collection of experiences, best practices shared and recommendations for whole-of-government, whole-of-society and United Nations system-wide coordination approaches to migration and for enhancing capacity development efforts for effective migration governance.