Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (full day)
Trusteeship Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York, 21 February 2018.
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On-demand video of proceedings
- Statement by Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly (extract from part 1)
- Fourth informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (part 1)
- Fourth informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (part 2)
Summary of the fourth informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing
Organization of work
|10:00 - 10:20||
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
|10.20 - 11:45||
Panel 1: From fiction to fact: the case for quality data
The panel will focus on the importance of quality and disaggregated data. This includes looking at the common misperceptions around migration including the use of facts and how migration is being portrayed.
Moderator: Mr. Bela Hovy, Chief, Migration Section, UN DESA
|11.45 - 13.00||
Panel 2: The challenge of inaccurate narratives about migration
The panel will focus on the role of media and the need to work in partnership to encourage an evidence-based debate about migration. The discussion will consider practical ways the media can contribute to shaping the debate around migration. Discussion will include ideas on how stakeholders can cooperate to avoid misinformation.
Moderator: Ms. Michele Klein-Solomon, Director – Global Compact for Migration, IOM
|13:00 - 15:00||
|15:00 - 16:15||
Panel III: Combatting xenophobia and stereotypes with evidence-based narratives
The panel will focus on the role of public officials and civil society in combatting racism, xenophobia and stereotypes. It will discuss the need for evidence-based narratives around migration and the importance of ensuring that migrants’ voices are included in policymaking.
Moderator: Ms. Liling Tan, Feature Story News, China Global TV Network, UN Correspondents Association
|16:15 - 17:45||
Panel IV: Follow-up and review of the Global Compact
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss ideas for the follow-up and implementation of the Global Compact
Moderator: Mr. David Donoghue, Distinguished Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
|17:45 - 18:00||
Closing of the the multi-stakeholder hearing
Concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, 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 on 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