How to Build a Global Migration Governance for Sustainable Development? Implications of the UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

The Federal Foreign Office/Auswärtiges Amt, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) jointly presented the fourth instalment in the Migration and Development Debate Series:

How to Build a Global Migration Governance for Sustainable Development? Implications of the UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

When: Monday, 10 October 2016, 16:00–18:00

Welcome remarks: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)/Federal Foreign Office

Speakers: William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration and Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

About: On September 19th, 2016 leaders of the world convened in order to give answers to the pressing question of the current global migration flows. Next to the set-up of the international protection system, a more accountable governance that provides for safe, orderly and regular migration shall be brought about through a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration by 2018.

It is obvious that the UN-Summit’s outcomes set ambitious tasks for a multitude of actors, including states, multilateral institutions, civil society and the private sector.

For Germany in particular the summit has far-reaching implications on several levels, be it in relation to Germany´s co-chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development or to its upcoming G-20 presidency in 2017. The same accounts for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and its new role within the UN-system.

IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing presented outcomes of the UN summit and highlighted IOM’s new role within the UN. Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit focused on implications of the UN summit for development cooperation.