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International Dialogue on Migration took place in New York


The first of two International Dialogue’s on Migration (IDM), scheduled by IOM in 2018, as part of IOM’s commitment to helping Member States address the various aspects of migration governance and policy-making was held in New York on 26-27 March 2018.

Over two days, there was important participation from the UN Member States, civil society, and international organizations. IOM DG William L. Swing stressed the importance of partnerships in addressing challenges related to the global governance of migration and keeping the rights of migrants and their families at the forefront. The five main takeaways from IDM 2018 in New York were: 1) Global dialogue and cooperation among all actors on migration governance are paramount, 2) Migration data must be available to orient effective policy-making, 3) Regional groups and Consultative Processes on Migration are critical to forging understanding and cooperation on migration between States, 4) Participants must double our efforts to eradicate forced labour, and 5) Migration is not a crisis, it can be managed and governed. Successful governance of migration depends on the relationship of trust between all States and actors involved.

For more information on International Dialogue on Migration please visit the following webpage

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