According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in Malaysia, net migration rate (2010-2015) is 0.4 per 1,000 population and immigrants represent 8.4 per cent of the total population. Responding to these challenges, in particular, Malaysia works on medical and health related assistance, cultural orientation, migration management, counter trafficking, and assisted voluntary return and reintegration. In this regards, the International Institute on Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is organising a symposium which will share the research results that researchers from the 5 Institutes currently composing the UNU Migration Network have carried out recently. This will be a unique opportunity for Malaysian stakeholders to have migration experts from UNU worldwide to promote future policy and legislation on migration.
The findings and recommendations are expected to (1) share UNU expertise on migration with Malaysian stakeholders, (2) learn lessons from Malaysia, (2) provide an opportunity to further facilitate and promote migration policy development in Malaysia, and (5) formulate UNU Policy brief on migration with participating experts.
The meeting will include the following activities to achieve its objectives: (1) Presentations by invited experts on current status, and scope to work together, (2) Panel discussion and interaction with the audience, and (3) Formulate recommendations on migration and develop outcome documents to be issued.
The working language of the meeting is English. Pre- and in-session meeting documentation will be provided in English in accessible formats, through internet-enabled resources, printed or both.