Global series of events

Two migrant children on a train in Tabanovtse, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). UN Photo.

The world is coming together through a series of events, all to discuss how to best handle large movements of refugees and migrants.

April

Date Event

21-22 April

New York

GA Hall

High Level Political Debate on achieving the SDGs and signing of the Paris Agreement

25 April

10.00-1.00pm

UNHQ CR-7

Understanding Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in preparation for the GA High-level Meeting (UNDESA,IOM, and UNHCR)

27 April

1.15pm

Permanent Mission of Mexico, NY

Migration Talks series- The Human Security Dimension of Migration

27-28 April

Vienna

CEB Spring Session (UNODC)

(SG/ UN principals meeting)

MAY

Date Event

2-4 May

New York                                      

ECOSOC Integration Segment

9 May

12.00pm

New York

Official Release Report

(EOSG/PGA/DPI)

17 May

Geneva

Second Preparatory Meeting of Bangladesh GFMD Chairmanship

18 -19 May

Geneva

Second GFMD 2016 Thematic Workshop on Migration for Harmonious Societies  and

Prep. Meeting of the GFMD 2016 Government-led Roundtable Teams

18-19 May

Ghent

Intergovernmental consultation on migration, asylum and refugees

(IGC)

23-24 May

Istanbul

World Humanitarian Summit (WHS)

23-28 May

(TBC)

New York

GMG Expert Series: Challenges faced by refugees and migrants

(OHCHR and UNODC)

30 May-

11 June

Geneva

105th Session of the International Labour Conference

(ILO)

JUNE

Date Event

2 June

10.00-1.00pm

CR-3 UNHQ

New York                                    

Combatting Xenophobia and Promoting Migration Integration: Panel discussion

(IOM)

3 June

New York

Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS, UNICEF, WFP and UN Women

6-10 June

New York

Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Annual session

7 June

10.00-5.00pm

Washington D.C.

IASC Principals Meeting

11 June

Geneva

ILO Governing Body and its Committee Sessions 327th

(ILO)

13 June –

1 July

Geneva

32nd Human Rights Council Session

(OHCHR)

13 June

Geneva

NGO Annual Consultation  (IOM)

14-17 June

Geneva

NGO Annual Consultation (UNHCR)

15-16 June

Paris

Building responsive migration and integration policies in the context of the refugee crisis OECD Conference
17-18 June

Meetings in Copenhagen on 17 June

Folkemodet in Bornholm on 18 June

20 June

Global

World Refugee Day

20 June

New York

GMG organized expert prep. series: strengthening responsibility-sharing for refugees (UNHCR)

21-23 June

Geneva

66th Meeting of the Standing Committee of UNHCR Programme

22-23 June

New York

UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit

23-24 June

Berlin

OSCE Security Days conference “From Confrontation to Co-operation: Restoring Co-operative Security in Europe”

27-28 June

New York

UN Women Annual Session

(UN Women)

27-29 June

New York

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

(ECOSOC)

29  June

Town Hall

Berlin

Berlin Summer Dialogue on Displacement and Forced Migration

(Development and Peace Foundation and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) 

JULY

Date                      Event

5 July

Geneva                                                   

ILO Tripartite Experts Meeting on developing guiding principles for refugees and forcibly displaced persons access to labour markets, whether in frontline states or through labour mobility channels (ILO)

6 July

10.00-11.15am

New York

Conference “Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System”

(Centre for Migration Studies)

7-10 July

Sao Paulo

7th World Social Forum on Migration: “Migrants: building alternatives to disorder and the global capital crisis".

11-20 July

New York

ECOSOC HL Political Forum on Sustainable Development

12-15 July

Poznan, Poland

16th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration: "Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy and Praxis"

17-22 July

Nairobi

14th UNCTAD Quadrennial Conference Session

18-22 July

New York

ECOSOC HL Segment on Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Moving from Commitments to Results

19 July

New York

Third GFMD 2016 Thematic Workshop on Migration for Peace, Stability and Growth

(GFMD Chair)

19 July

New York

Informal multi-stakeholder interactive hearing in preparation for the high-level meeting on 19 September

20 July

(TBC)

New York

GMG Expert Prep Series: Migration

(IOM/ILO)

21-22 July

New York

ECOSOC 5th Biennial HL Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum

25-27 July

New York

ECOSOC Coordination and Management Meeting (HC’s oral report)

28-29 July

New York

2017 ECOSOC Organizational Session

(ECOSOC)

AUGUST

Date                         Event

19 August

Global

World Humanitarian Day

UN

31 August-

3 September

Mainz

Germany

European Population Conference 2016: "Demographic Change and Policy Implications"

 

(Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) and European Association for Population Studies (EAPS))

SEPTEMBER

Date                          Event

19 September

GA Hall

High Level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

(UNGA)

20 September

GA Hall

US hosted Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis