Valuing Migration (2004)

30 November 2004

11:00 - 13:00 Opening Presentation and Special Panel: the Global Commission on International Migration
  • Mr. Gervais Appave, Director, Migration Policy and Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Dr. Mamphela Ramphele (Co-Chair), Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM)
  • Mr. N.K. Singh, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM)
  • Mr. Sergio Marchi, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM)
  • Dr. R.K. Jenny, Executive Director, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM)

15:00 - 18:00 Valuing Migration: High-level panel presentations
  • Ms. Carolina Barco, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colombia
Statement: EN | ES
  • Mr. Des Browne, Minister of State for Citizenship, Immigration and Nationality, UK
  • Mr. Viktor Ivanov, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
Statement: EN | RU
  • Mr. Riaz H. Khokhar, Foreign Secretary, Pakistan
  • Mr. Qiao Zonghuai, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, China
  • Mr. N.K. Singh, Member of the Global Commission on International Migration, Chairman of the Management Development Institute, India (commentator)

1 December 2004

10:00 - 13:00 The Year in Review - Focus on selected policy developments and events in 2004

Regional Initiatives

  • Mr. Ian M. de Jong, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ambassador Sophie A. Kalinde, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations in Geneva
    • Vision and Strategic Framework of the African Union

Global Initiatives

  • Ambassador Dominik Langenbacher, Swiss Delegate for Migration Dialogue
    • The Berne Initiative process toward the development of an International Agenda for Migration Management
  • Mr. Manolo Abella, Chief, International Migration Programme, International Labour Office
    • The International Labour Conference "Toward a Fair Deal for Migrant Workers"

International Dialogue on Migration

  • Ms. Diane Vincent, Associate Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Canada
    • The IOM/WHO/CDC Seminar on Health and Migration
  • Ambassador Alejandro Jara, Permanent Representative of Chile to the WTO, Chairman of the Council for Trade in Services
    • The IOM/World Bank/WTO Seminar on Trade and Migration

15:00 - 18:00 Workshops on "The Image of Migrants in Society"
  • Multimedia presentation by IOM 
    The Image of a Migrant
     
  • Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, Member of the Global Commission on International Migration, Chair of the Independent Council of Experts on Immigration and Integration, appointed by the German Government
    • Keynote introduction and wrap-up of the Image of Migrants in Society