Presentation on theme: "1 Overview of the Global Migration Group and the role of IOM in the global debate on international migration and development Karoline Popp Department of."— Presentation transcript:
1 Overview of the Global Migration Group and the role of IOM in the global debate on international migration and development Karoline Popp Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships, IOM Geneva
2 Who is IOM? The leading global agency on migration… …Works with States and migrants to improve governance and protect migrants… … Facilitates the orderly and humane management of international migration… … to maximize benefits and minimize negative effects of migration.
3 IOM 2006 – 2013 Membership: up from 120 to 149 Member States; plus Observers Total expenditure: up from USD 733 million to 1.3 billion (2011) Field locations: up from 290 to 440 Active projects: up from 1,600 to 2,900 Operational staff: up from 5,400 to 8,500, almost entirely in field
4 The global debate on migration & development Policy dialogue Research “Thinking ahead”: crises, climate, competition Programmes and operations (more later)
5 The global debate on migration & development Post 2015 development agenda / Rio+20 / ICPD beyond 2014 2013 High-level Dialogue Global Forum on Migration and Development
6 Global Migration Group Origins and overview: 2003: founding as “Geneva Migration Group” 2006: expansion to “Global Migration Group” – GMG Today: 16 members Objective: application of relevant instruments and norms relating to migration, more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches
7 Global Migration Group Activities and achievements: Established working mechanism for coordination, consensus-building and cooperation Convenes at working and principals’ level Rotating chairmanships Working Groups and Task Forces Support to GFMD and joint preparations for post 2015 e.g. IOM-led GMG handbook on mainstreaming migration into development (implemented by UNDP/IOM) e.g. CEB-mandated paper for UN High-Level Committee on Programmes (UNFPA and IOM with GMG and other agencies)
8 IOM and migration & development Making migration work for sustainable development for migrants, countries of origin and countries of destination
9 IOM and migration & development Roundtable 1: Assessing the effects of international migration on sustainable development and identifying relevant priorities in view of the preparations of the post-2015 development framework A “high road scenario”… …Is based on the understanding that migration is relevant to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development and to peace and security.
11 Roundtable 2: Measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of all migrants, with particular reference to women and children, to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, and to ensure orderly, regular and safe migration IOM and migration & development A “high road scenario”… … Promotes a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach to migration that ensures access by all migrants to their human and labour rights.
13 IOM and migration & development Roundtable 3: Strengthening partnerships and cooperation on international migration and mechanisms to effectively integrate migration into development policies and promoting coherence at all levels A high road scenario… … Commits to cooperation with all partners while recognizing the sovereign prerogative of States to determine the entry and stay of non-nationals in their territories, within the limits set by their international legal obligations.
15 IOM and migration & development Roundtable 4: International and regional labour mobility and its impact on development A “high road scenario”… … Aims to enhance the positive contribution of labour mobility to growth and development in countries of origin and destination and to the human development and well-being of migrants themselves.
17 IOM Policy Recommendations to HLD 2013 Improve development outcomes of migration by: Improving public perceptions of migrants Factoring migration into development planning, at national, regional and global levels, including in the post-2015 development agenda Protecting the human rights of all migrants Managing migration in crisis situations Enhancing the evidence and knowledge base Promoting policy coherence and institutional development