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Latin American and Caribbean regional preparatory meeting of international migration experts on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

The aim of the meeting will be to generate inputs that the governments will use in negotiations on the global compact.

Santiago, Chile - 30-31 Aug 2017

Description

The Latin American and Caribbean regional preparatory meeting of international migration experts on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration will be held at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, on 30 and 31 August 2017.

The meeting will be held in parallel with the preparatory process and multi-stakeholder hearings relating to the global compact. The many topics to be discussed from a regional perspective include migrants’ human rights, the response to the drivers of migration, international cooperation and governance, irregular migration and human trafficking, migrants’ contributions to sustainable development and decent work.

International migration is a priority issue on national agendas throughout the region and should be addressed with a vision shared by States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, academic institutions, migrant organizations and diaspora communities.

ECLAC, along with the IOM, will be responsible for ensuring that member States’ contributions are taken into consideration by preparing a summary of the meeting that includes the outcomes of three studies on migration in each subregion of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Programme

The meeting will be opened by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC, and Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), as well as Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration and Secretary-General of the intergovernmental conference to adopt a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. Next, there will be a brief presentation of the global compact preparatory process by Juan José Gómez Camacho, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, and Co-facilitator of intergovernmental consultations and negotiations on the global compact. This will be followed by a video message from Felipe González, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.

Later, there will be a presentation on international migration in the three subregions of Latin America and the Caribbean, followed by comments and discussion, the six thematic sessions with six presenters, a final session for the discussion of conclusions and the closing of the meeting by the organizers. This will be a technical meeting intended as a highly participatory forum with ample discussion, in which experts can share their views and experience during the thematic sessions and the final session on conclusions. Representatives of United Nations agencies and other invited guests are also expected to participate.

The experts and invited guests will be able to participate in discussions which will contribute to the meeting report that will highlight the main themes, concerns, specificities, questions, challenges, priorities and policy proposals.

The meeting report, along with the executive reports of the three studies on migration in the region, will be presented in a consolidated volume that will include the main messages of the meeting’s participants to Latin American and Caribbean governments relating to the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

Practical information

For more information please contact María Ester Novoa, mariaester.novoa@cepal.org

30-31 Aug 2017
Meetings and technical symposiums
CEPAL
Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura
Sala Raúl Prebisch
Santiago
Chile
By registration

Contact

María Ester Novoa
Asistente Administrativa de la Dirección
mariaester.novoa@cepal.org
(56 2) 2210 2726
Jorge Martínez
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
jorge.martinez@cepal.org
(56 2) 2210 2095

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