Human Rights and Migration: Working Together for Safe, Dignified and Secure Migration (2009)

Agenda

Monday, 23 November 2009

10:00 - 13:00

Opening procedures, election of officers and admission of new Members and Observers, report of the Director General, general debate

15:00 - 15:30

Address on Migration, Human Rights and the Economic Crisis

H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia (Keynote address | Video)

15:30 - 18:00 General Debate - Statements by Members and Observers

 

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

10:00 - 13:00 IOM Governance and General Debate
15:00 - 16:30

Global Migration Group (GMG)

Interactive discussion with the IOM membership on the economic crisis and the GMG's priority areas of focus

Panellists:

  • William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM
  • Carlos Lopez, Executive Secretary, UNITAR, Current Chair of the GMG
  • Antonio Guterres, High Commissioner, UNHCR
  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, UN-DESA
16:30 - 17:00 Irregular Migration and Mixed Flows: IOM's approach
Presentation by the Administration and discussion
17:00 - 18:00

General Debate - Statements by Members and Observers

 

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

10:00 - 13:00 IOM Governance and General Debate
15:00 - 18:00

International Dialogue on Migration - Human Rights and Migration: Working Together for Safe, Dignified and Secure Migration

High-level plenary presentations and discussion on human rights and migration

(i) Presentation by the Administration

(ii) High-level presentations and discussion

Panellists:

  • Dr. Fatima Mohammed Al-Balooshi (Presentation | Bio), Minister of Social Development, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Jean-Louis De Brouwer, Director, Immigration, Asylum and Borders, Directorate General Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission
  • Kyung-wha Kang (Presentation), Deputy High Commissioner, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Drazen Maravic (Presentation), Head of Bureau, Bureau for International Cooperation and European Integration, Ministry of Interior, Republic of Serbia
  • Elly Anita (Presentation), Trafficking in Persons Report hero of the year 2009, Migrant CARE, Indonesia 

Moderator: Robin Oakley, former CNN European Political Editor

 

Thursday, 26 November 2009

10:00 - 11:00 IOM Governance
11:00 - 13:00

International Dialogue on Migration (continued)

Highlights of Global and Regional Migration Dialogues

High-level plenary presentations and discussion of selected recent and forthcoming migration dialogues

Panellists:

  • Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD): George J. Kaklikis (Presentation | Bio), Permanent Representative of Greece to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland (GFMD 2009) and Alejandro Poiré (Bio), Under-Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Mexico (GFMD 2010)
  • Global Meeting of Chairs and Secretariats of Regional Consultative Processes on Migration: Sihasak Phuangketkeow (Bio), Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva
  • Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA): Malusi Knowledge Nkanyezi Gigaba (Bio), Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, South Africa
  • Presidency of the European Union (EU): Minna Ljunggren (Presentation | Bio), State Secretary, Migration and Asylum Policy, Ministry of Justice, Sweden
15:00 - 18:00 IOM Governance