From October 2012 to June 2013, IOM, UNDESA and UNFPA organized, in collaboration with interested governments, five substantive meetings to prepare delegates and observers to the United Nations for the 2013 General Assembly High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development. Four of the meetings focused on the themes of the four round tables decided upon in UN General Assembly Resolution 67/219, while the introductory meeting discussed the evolution of the global debate on international migration and development to date.
The themes of the meetings, which were all held at the United Nations in New York, were as follows:
This report consolidates papers prepared for the preparatory round tables of the High-level Dialogue Series and the resulting summaries. It also presents a concise review of recent research, thinking and policy developments in each of the focus areas of the High-level Dialogue; identifies concrete recommendations and priorities as appropriate; and is supported by a targeted list of key references to enable further information-gathering and analysis as required. The publication is primarily intended to support permanent missions and other stakeholders in preparing for the High-level Dialogue; it is hoped that it would also be a useful resource beyond the High-level Dialogue, including in preparation for the 2014 GFMD and in informing the debate on the post-2015 development framework.