Symposium on Hidden Migration: Data and Policy

Published Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Denis Kierans, Data & Research Officer, and Thomas Mertz, Data Analyst, both of IOM´s GMDAC, participated in the international symposium on Hidden Migration: Data and Policy, organised at Bristol University, UK from 9-10 March 2017.

Mr. Kierans presented an overview of recent global migration trends, based on GMDAC’s Global Migration Trends Factsheet 2015 and ongoing work at the Centre.

This two-day international symposium featured panels with contributions on topics including labour migration, precarious employment, human trafficking, regional perspectives, health and migration, gender and migration, and older people and migration. The overall aim of the symposium was to crystallise the WUN’s (World University Network) Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT) plans for initiating funding proposals for research to address the global migration policy and data challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The symposium was convened by Ann Singleton, Senior Research Fellow in Policy Studies at University of Bristol and Senior Adviser to IOM GMDAC.

View the agenda here.

For more information on the Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT) programme click here.