18 December Multi-stakeholder hearing

Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (half day)

Trusteeship Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York, 18 December 2017.

Background documents

Organization of work

Morning Meeting
Time Session
10:00 - 10:15

Opening of the multi-stakeholder hearing

Opening remarks by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

Remarks by Ms. Louise Arbour, Secretary-General of the intergovernmental conference to adopt the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

10:15 - 10:25

Short briefing on the civil society stocktaking meeting in Puerto Vallarta

John Bingham, Head of Policy, International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)

10.25 - 11:35 

Panel 1: Local perspective on the whole-of-society approach to migration

The panel will focus on whole-of-society approach to migration at the local level. It will discuss how local actors can contribute to management of migration and integration of migrants. It will also discuss the role of local authorities, and expertise and experiences from local-level implementation that can be used to inform policy-making.

Guiding questions:

  • What is the role of different segments of society in implementing migration policies?
  • Best practices and examples of successful local partnerships and cooperation between different actors, and how to use them to inform policy-making?
  • How to ensure coherence on the local and national levels? What is the role of cities and municipalities?

Panellists:

  • Eni Lestari Andayani Adi, Chairperson, International Migrants Alliance
  • Deborah Valencia, Founding member, Melissa Network of Migrant Women in Greece
  • Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director, African Foundation for Development
  • Barbara Span, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Western Union


Moderator: Sherwin Bryce-Pease, President of UN Correspondents Association

11.35 - 12.45

Panel 2: National-level perspective on the whole-of-society approach to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration

The panel will focus on whole-of-society approach to migration at the national level. It will discuss how different actors can contribute to shaping migration policies, and examine some of the examples of successes and challenges of the whole-of-society approach to migration. It will also discuss how these could be reflected in the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.
Guiding questions:

Guiding questions:

  • What are some of the good practices to strengthen partnerships among governments, civil society, the private sector and others on the national level?
  • How can different actors best contribute to shaping migration policies?
  • How could national level experiences of successful whole-of society approach inform the global compact?

Panellists:

  • Hon. Laura Angélica Rojas Hernández, Senator, Mexico Senate of the Republic
  • Tendayi Bloom, Lecturer, The Open University
  • Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator, Education International

Moderator: Sherwin Bryce-Pease, President of UN Correspondents Association

12:45 - 13:00

Closing of the multi-stakeholder hearing

Concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, and H.E. Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, co-facilitators of the intergovernmental consultations and negotiations of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

Closing of the multi-stakeholder hearing by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

Statements

Member States

GFMD (panel 1)    
GFMD (panel 2)    
Greece (panel 1 & 2)