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The First Global Forum on Migration and Development A Summary IOM & CMS Conference on International Migration and Development, 17-18 January 2008.

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1 The First Global Forum on Migration and Development A Summary IOM & CMS Conference on International Migration and Development, January 2008

2 Before the First Global Forum International Conference on Migration and Development, March 2006 United Nations High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, September 2006

3 Quite a Challenge, Back in 2006 Doubts to start with Guaranties required Belgium is a candidate to host the first forum Quality of the debate

4 Starting the Process Survey with all UN member states (November 2006): 123 replies National focal points network: 150 participants Organization: Friends of the Forum, Steering Committee, Taskforce, ad hoc funding

5 Principles of the Forum State-led Support by UN and international organizations Contributions by civil society Link with the UN: participation of the UN Secretary General Special Representative on International Migration and Development

6 The First Forum: a Survey Civil society first day: 200 representatives of NGOs, diasporas organizations, private sector, academics and trade unions Two-day governmental meeting: 156 UN member states, 20 international organizations 2 Plenary sessions, 12 round-table sessions

7 The First Forum: a Survey of the Themes Human capital development and labor mobility: maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks Remittances and other dispora resources: increasing their net volume and development impact Enhancing policy and institutional coherence and promoting partnerships

8 The First Forum: Outcome Summary report Full report Website:

9 Global Forum on Migration and Development The next steps

10 Questions to ask Frequency of the forum meetings Future chairs Role of Steering Committee and Friends of the Forum

11 Questions to ask What is the forum really about ? International Forum on Migration and Development

12 Key Issues Funding the Forum Future chairs: work in close cooperation and continuation Role of the international organizations Role of the UN

13 The Manila Forum, October 2008 Decision on round table themes Organization: Civil Society days, even more time for governmental discussions How to move forward on themes: broad debate, focused debate, new themes, vs. previous themes

14 Manila Forum... Follow-up of the Forum recommandations Role of states, role of GMG Financing the follow-up States and follow-up

15 ... And Beyond Next editions of the forum Confidence building: getting the world around the table Thin structure, broad outcome ?

16 All Back To Work National focal points need to get (back) to work To Build confidence

17 Belgian Legacy Back to work, & work together Sound financing requires sound contributions Continued involvement of the world community A sound Thank You to all UN and international organizations, and in particular to IOM and CMS for setting up this meeting !


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