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Insight Series: A Discussion on Migration

  • Library Room Library 2nd floor Reading Room L-248 (map)

Since the New York Declaration for Refuges and Migrants was adopted in September 2016, the United Nations and its Member States have been spearheading efforts towards a Global Compact for Migration. The text of the Compact was finalized on the 13 July 2018. But what does the text mean, and what has the 18 months of dialogue revealed? Join us at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library as we bring together migrants, humanitarian workers, Member States, UN agencies and advocates to discuss migration, the implementation of the Compact, and its potential impacts.  A selection of recent books on the topic will be displayed at the event.

Discussion panel:  

  1. Moderator: Ms. Suzanne Sheldon, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Compact for Migration, IOM Office to the United Nations
  2. Ms. Tolu Olubunmi, DPI Communications Coordinator (Migration) 
  3. Mr. Richard Blewitt, Head of Delegation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, IFRC
  4. Ambassador Mr. Brian Flynn, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN
  5. Ambassador Mr. Dionyssios Kalamvrezos, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN

Note: Due to the limited seating capacity in the Room, registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.

More on the Global Compact for Migration: United Nations - With more people on the move than ever before in history, representatives of countries from around the world are preparing a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.