21 May Multi-stakeholder hearing

Informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing (half day)
Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters, New York, 21 May 2018.

The final multistakeholder hearing will focus on practical experiences from the field. Participants wishing to make an intervention during the event can inscribe by sending an email to opga72@un.org

Background documents

Summary of the fifth informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing

Organization of work

Morning Meeting
Time Session
10:00 - 10:40

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 international migration
  • Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration
10.45 - 12:40 

Panel Discussion: Best practices to support safe, orderly and regular migration


  • Ms Ellene Sana, Executive Director, Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA)
  • Ms Ashli Aldrich, Global Immigration/Mobility Manager, Uber
  • Ms Meri Korniloff, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Ms Gabriela Liguori, Coordinadora General, Comisión Argentina para Refugiados y Migrantes (CAREF)
  • Mr. Walid Salhi - Board Adviser for Foreign Affairs, Shaik Tahir Azzawi Charity Organization (STACO)
  • Ms. Vera Dodic - Manager, Toronto Newcomer Office, City of Toronto


  • Mr. Imran Garda, journalist, novelist, host of The Newsmakers, TRT World.
12.40 - 13.00

Closing of the multi-stakeholder hearing

Remarks by the co-facilitators of the intergovernmental consultations and negotiations on issues related to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

  • H.E. Mr. Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

Closing remarks by the President of the General Assembly


Member States