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International Dialogue on Migration No. 30: COVID-19 Crisis: Reimagining the Role of Migrants and Human Mobility for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health crisis with devastating socioeconomic and humanitarian impact. It has presented unparalleled challenges and exacerbated the deepest inequalities within our global society. In addition, the pandemic dimmed the prospects for advancing the attainment of the… Read More
There are currently more young people in the world than ever, around 1.8 billion, representing the largest generation in history. Of the 258 million international migrants in 2017, around 11 per cent were under 24 years of age. Young people have a key role to play in policy discussions, and are… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 28:Inclusive and Innovative Partnerships for Effective Global Governance of Migration
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… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 27 : Strengthening International Cooperation on and Governance of Migration: Towards the Adoption of a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in 2018
Since 2001 the International Dialogue on Migration has been providing states and other relevant actors a forum for open and inclusive debate on key migration policy aspects and for advancing understanding, dialogue and cooperation on migration governance.
International Dialogue on Migration No.25 - Conference on Migrants and CitiesGeneva Switzerland, 26-27 October 2015
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials of the Conference on Migrants and Cities, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 and 27 October 2015, within the framework of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM), IOM’s principal forum for migration policy dialogue.
The fiftieth anniversary session of the IOM Council in November 2001 offered an opportunity for the international community to reflect upon five decades of migration management and to prepare for the new challenges posed by migration at the start of the twenty-first century.
International Dialogue on Migration No. 2 - Compendium of Intergovernmental Organizations Active in the Field of Migration
A wide range of institutions have an active interest and a role to play in a variety of areas related to international migration. These range from UN agencies, international and regional intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) with formal membership arrangements, to informal international and… Read More
Due to the complexity of migration processes, the related international legal norms operate on many levels and have a wide range of addressees. This overview of international law dealing with migration seeks to identify the legal norms that constitute the framework of and for cooperative management… Read More
Volume 4 of the Red Book Series was developed in response to questions and issues discussed at the plenary session and in the workshops for policy makers at the International Dialogue on Migration of the 84th session of the IOM Council. Its purpose is to provide a more detailed review of the… Read More
The Seminar on Health and Migration was initiated in recognition of the need to assess the public health implications of increasingly mobile populations, and to integrate health policies into migration management strategies. This seminar was held in Geneva from 9 to 11 June 2004 with the co-… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 7 - Managing the Movement of People: What Can Be Learned for Mode 4 of the GATS
The seminar on Trade and Migration, held in Geneva in October 2004, was co-sponsored by IOM, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. This event was a follow up to the November 2003 Trade and Migration seminar organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, IOM and… Read More
The Workshop on Migration and Development, held in Geneva on 2-3 February 2005, was organized in cooperation with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objectives of the workshop were to examine why migration should be… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 9 - Migration and Human Resources for Health: From Awareness to Action
The seminar on Migration and Human Resources for Health: From Awareness to Action, held in Geneva on 23-24 March 2006, was organized within the framework of IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization and… Read More
Environmental degradation, climate change and migration are not new to the global community. However, managing these phenomena has become both more challenging and more critical to ensuring human security and sustainable development. Not only are gradual and sudden forms of environmental change… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 11 - Migrants and the Host Society: Partnerships for Success
The process of migration is a process of change, for migrants as well as for societies: Migration increases diversity in societies of destination, and novel, more flexible and multidirectional migratory movements accentuate this trend. Integration denotes the process of managing diversity and… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 12 - Making Global Labour Mobility A Catalyst for Development
This publication includes the materials of the two-day workshop on “Making Global Labour Mobility a Catalyst for Development”, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 8 and 9 October 2007. IOM would like to thank the Governments of Italy and the United States for making this event possible.
International Dialogue on Migration No. 13 - Free Movement of Persons in Regional Integration Processes
Global trade liberalization has mainly focused on facilitating, to the broadest degree possible, the movement of capital, goods and services, rather than the movement of people. Although migration is an increasingly global issue, recognized as holding considerable potential for economic and social… Read More
In 2008, the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) was guided by the overarching theme selected by the membership: “Return Migration: Challenges and Opportunities”. Two intersessional workshops were convened based on the memberships’ preferences: “Managing Return Migration” (21‑22 April 2008)… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 15 - Enhancing the Role of Return Migration in Fostering Development
This publication includes the materials of the two-day workshop on “Enhancing the Role of Return Migration in Fostering Development” held in Geneva, Switzerland on 7 and 8 July 2008. The publication opens with an executive summary of lessons learned and effective approaches for policymakers on the… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 16 - Human Rights and Migration: Working Together for Safe, Dignified and Secure Migration
Human rights, as expressed in international and regional instruments, have entered all spheres of policymaking and migration is no exception. Nevertheless, migrants continue to be disproportionately affected by human rights violations. This is due principally to their status as non-nationals in the… Read More
Migration is a catalyst for social change. It creates spaces for interaction between migrants and communities of origin, transit and destination and provokes changes in societies’ social structures, identities, attitudes, norms and practices. In an era in which mobility patterns are becoming… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 18 - Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration
As part of IOM’s annual International Dialogue on Migration – dedicated in 2011 to the theme The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change – the IOM membership selected the topic "Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration" as the focus of a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on… Read More
On 12 and 13 September 2011, IOM held a workshop on “Economic Cycles, Demographic Change and Migration” in Geneva, Switzerland as part of its annual International Dialogue on Migration (IDM). The IOM membership had selected this workshop topic as part of the 2011 IDM theme, The Future of Migration… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 20 - Moving to Safety: Migration Consequences of Complex Crises
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials of a workshop on 'Moving to Safety: Migration Consequences of Complex Crises' which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 and 25 April 2012.
International Dialogue on Migration No. 21 - Protecting Migrants during Times of Crisis: Immediate Responses and Sustainable Strategies
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials of a workshop on 'Protecting Migrants during Times of Crisis: Immediate Responses and Sustainable Strategies' which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 13 and 14 September 2012.
International Dialogue on Migration N°22 - Diasporas and Development: Bridging Societies and States(Diaspora Ministerial Conference International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) 18–19 June 2013)
The Diaspora Ministerial Conference held on 18–19 June 2013 is a landmark in the history of the global debate on migration and development. Amid the flurry of international events leading up to the 2nd United Nations High Level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development in October… Read More
International Dialogue on Migration No. 23 - South-South Migration: Partnering Strategically for Development
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials of a workshop on “South–South Migration: Partnering Strategically for Development” which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 24 and 25 March 2014 in the framework of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM).
This publication contains the report and supplementary materials about the workshop on migration and families, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 7 and 8 October 2014, within the framework of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM). The workshop was the second in a series of two… Read More