The Global Migration Group: Work, Priorities and Future Directions, 24th November 2014

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  • 2014•11•19     New York

    The United Nations University (UNU) is participating in the “Global Migration Group: Work, Priorities and Future Directions”, a side event to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Second Preparatory Meetings.

    The Global Migration Group (GMG) was established prior to the first High-level Dialogue on international migration and development in 2006, as the successor of the Geneva Migration Group. Today, it is the principal inter-agency coordination mechanism on migration, encompassing 17 entities of the UN system and the International Organization for Migration. Bringing together heads of agencies, the GMG also seeks to encourage more coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approaches with a view to maximizing the benefits and addressing the challenges of migration.

    The side event will be an opportunity for interactive exchange among government delegates and GMG agencies on the GMG’s work, priorities and future directions. Agency presentations will highlight the work of the GMG’s Working Groups (WGs) and Task Forces (TFs), including activities related to the post-2015 UN development agenda and opportunities for stronger GMG-GFMD collaboration and enhanced multi-stakeholder engagement.

    More information is available at the following link.