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Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development

UN Headquarters, New York
19 May, 2011
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

A one-day event organized by the President of the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss

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States and civil society organizations are increasingly recognizing that international migration is integral to development processes and to the functioning of modern economies. In 2006 Member States, United Nations entities, observers, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector gathered at the UN General Assembly's High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, to consider ways to maximize the developmental benefits of international migration and to reduce its negative impacts.

In 2008, the General Assembly decided to convene a one-day informal thematic debate on international migration and development at its sixty-fifth session in 2011 (A/RES/63/225), to further States' common understanding of the positive impact of migration on development for countries of origin, transit and destination. The discussion will also contribute to the wider, ongoing dialogue on international migration and development, including the General Assembly┐s 2013 High-Level Dialogue.

Please, read the following instructions carefully:

Representatives from civil society organizations, including those organizations not accredited with the UN, who wish to attend the Informal Thematic Debate on International Migration and Development on 19 May 2011 in New York, are invited to pre-register.

First-time users of this registration system will need to create a new profile by clicking here. Approval of this profile can take up to 48 hours.

Please note that for planning purposes, pre-registration to this event is required. However, pre-registration does not guarantee entry into the meeting - seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

Please also be advised that the United Nations will not be in a position to fund travel expenses or accommodation to the debate.

Participants are responsible for visa and other necessary arrangements required for the entry in the country where the meeting takes place.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Pre-registration must be received no later than 15 April 2011.

The Secretariat will contact participants whose registration has been accepted by 29 April 2011, to confirm their participation.

Detailed Information
Date 19 May, 2011
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location UN Headquarters, New York
Organizer President of the sixty-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly
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